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    Bukayo Saka Commits to New Contract

    Arsenal fans will be pleased to learn that talented forward Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract with the club. Saka, who joined Arsenal’s youth system at the age of eight, has made tremendous progress in his career, rising through the ranks to become a key player in the first team.

    The 21-year-old has established himself as one of the most exceptional talents in English football, and this season has only strengthened his position. Saka has been a fixture in every Premier League match for the past two seasons, a remarkable feat. He has 14 goals and 11 assists across all competitions in the 2022/23 season, surpassing his previous season’s tally of 12 goals. Saka’s development and performances have earned him widespread acclaim, with an impressive total of 178 first-team appearances already under his belt.

    Saka’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by Arsenal fans. Prior to this season, he was named the club’s Player of the Season for both 2020/21 and 2021/22, becoming the first player to do so since Thierry Henry in 2005. In addition, he was named Premier League Player of the Month for March and Young Player of the Year at the prestigious London Football Awards. He has also been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards this season.

    Bukayo Saka’s journey to success began in November 2018, when he made his first-team debut in the Europa League at the age of 17. He also became the first player born in the twenty-first century to appear in a Premier League match when he came on as a substitute in Arsenal’s 4-1 home victory over Fulham on New Year’s Day, 2019.

    Saka’s club performances have also earned him international recognition. After representing England at various youth levels, he made his senior debut for the national team in October 2020. He then went on to be a standout performer in the Euro 2020 tournament, becoming the youngest player ever to appear for England in a major final when they faced Italy at Wembley. Saka, who has 26 international caps, was an important member of England’s squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

    The extension of Saka’s contract has made everyone at Arsenal happy, including Sporting Director Edu. He expressed his joy, saying, “It’s been so much fun working with everyone to extend Bukayo’s contract.” It is a very proud moment for us all at the club to work hard with Bukayo and witness his incredible journey from our academy to our first team. Bukayo has now developed into one of the game’s best young players, and we’re looking forward to enjoying the next stage of his career with him.”

    Manager Mikel Arteta echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the importance of retaining talented young players like Saka for the club’s continued progress. Saka’s exceptional skills on the field were lauded by Arteta, who also praised his character and the dedication he and his family have shown throughout his development. He expressed his excitement about Saka’s continued development in the coming years, as well as the Arsenal faithful’s support.

    It is important to note that Bukayo Saka’s new contract is still subject to regulatory approval. Nonetheless, this is good news for Arsenal fans, who can look forward to seeing their rising star shine brighter in the coming seasons.

    Main Image: The Guardian

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