As per the very reliable, David Ornstein Arsenal and Bukayo Saka have reached a an agreement in principle for a new long-term contract for Arsenal’s number seven.
🚨 Arsenal have an agreement in principle on a new contract for Bukayo Saka. Long-term deal for 21yo England international attacker not signed + may take some time to complete, but now in place. Fantastic news for #AFC @TheAthleticFC after @SamiMokbel81_DM https://t.co/cCjpgD29Ut
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) February 23, 2023
The speculation of the contract extension has been going around for months but finally it looks like a breakthrough has been made and Bukayo Saka is set to put pen to paper on a new long-term deal, keeping him at the Emirates Stadium until 2028.
The contract hasn’t been signed just yet as there’s still a few little details to sort out, however the main hurdles have now been overcome which is news I’m sure all Arsenal fans will be revealed to hear.
It was never really in doubt on the players’ side. Bukayo Saka always wanted to stay in North London, at the club he’s been at since 2008, it was just about getting the right deal done for both parties which finally now looks to be in place.
It has been reported that the 21-year old will become one of Arsenal’s highest paid players & Bukayo Saka will earn around £200k per week. Bukayo Saka has got 17 goal contributions in 23 Premier League games so far this season so I think it’s fair to say this new deal is thoroughly deserved.
Saka has been one of Arsenal’s most consistent players not just this season, but since his inclusion in the first team. Bukayo Saka has been so good for the Gunners this season that if he can carry it on until May, there’s no doubt he’ll be in the conversion for Premier League player of the season, especially if he manages to guide Arsenal to their first Premier League title in 19 years.
Bukayo Saka is the second Arsenal player in the last month to agree a contract extension at the club, with Gabriel Martinelli already signing a long-term contract around four weeks ago.
Arsenal have the youngest team in the Premier League. The future was already bright, but with these two contract extensions, the future just got a little brighter.