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  • Posted by Rayo Online
  • Date : 23 May 2023
  • Time : 03:47PM

Arsenal and England winger Bukayo Saka has signed a new four-year contract with the Gunners; the 21-year-old became the first Premier League player to hit double-digit goal and assist tallies this season; Saka's new Arsenal deal lasts until 2027.Saka's previous contract was due to expire at the end of next season, with the new deal a major boost to Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta.The 21-year-old has been one of Arsenal's standout players in the last two seasons, while also establishing himself as a key player for Gareth Southgate's England team since the European Championships in 2021.

Saka has scored 14 goals and registered 11 assists in all competitions for Arsenal this season, while he was also the club's top scorer last term with 11.Saka's excellent season for Arsenal also saw him nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards, while Saka also joins Aaron Ramsdale and Gabriel Martinelli in committing their futures to the north London club.

"I'm just really happy," Saka told the Arsenal official website. "There's been a lot of talking and it's been a while, but I'm here now. I think this is the right club, the right place to make the next step. It's a beautiful club - look where we are."For me, it's about achieving my personal ambitions; how much I push myself and demand from myself each game, week in, week out. Then I have all the right people around me in terms of family, and when I come to the training ground, my teammates, the coaching staff.

"I think I have everything I need to become the best player I can be, and that's why I'm happy to stay here and be here for the future, because I really believe that we can achieve big things."Despite the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title to City, Arsenal's campaign has shown that the red half of London is a top place for young players like Saka to develop. With Martin Odegaard and William Saliba rumoured to be next on the new contract agenda, Arsenal have some of the Premier League's brightest sparks and are making them theirs for the long haul.

But Arsenal's next task regarding Saka is to give him more competition. Arteta's next-best option on the right flank is Reiss Nelson, who has only been used for two hours of league football since mid-November.

Arsenal's right-wing reliance on Saka has seen him start every Premier League game for Arsenal bar two in the last two seasons -and it has led to some fatigue in the previous two run-ins.

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