Arsenal tie ‘talented’ Saka down to new long-term contract

Date published: Wednesday 1st July 2020 1:28 - Joe Williams

Bukayo Saka Arsenal Liverpool

Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 18-year-old, who came through the club’s academy, has made a major impact during the current season after making his debut in the Europa League in 2018.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta told the club’s official website: “Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player.

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“He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances. I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.”

Saka has continued to impress, predominantly in a wing-back role, since he made his Premier League debut at the age of 17 in the 4-1 win over Fulham last season.

The Gunners were under increasing pressure to tie him to the Emirates Stadium following reported interest from Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.

Gunners technical director Edu Gaspar said: “This is something everyone involved wanted to happen and we are delighted that Bukayo has signed a new long-term contract.

“He’s making great progress and is one of a number of young players who have developed through our academy. This is so important for us as we move forward as a club.”


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