Arsenal yesterday announced the long-term contract extension signed by Bukayo Saka that will keep him at the Emirates till 2025.
There has been speculations on the future of the youngster, with top teams like Liverpool and Bayern Munich inquiring about his availability.
Speaking to Arsenal official website, Saka said he is “sorry” the contract has taken sometime before he signed.
“I just want to say that I’m sorry it’s taken this long, you know,” Saka told Arsenal Digital. “I’ve seen how much it means to the fans.
“Over this time I’ve seen how passionate they are, how loving they are and it just means everything to me that I can make them happy. I just hope I can continue to do that.
“I want to thank them for their ongoing support. It means a lot to me. I hope this news makes them really happy that I’ve signed and extended my contract, I’ve signed da ting, made them happy!
“I just promise that me and the team are going to try, going forwards, to give them much more to be happy about.”
London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension😄📝 I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.. The hard work continues so I can continue living my dream🙏🏿❤️ God is Great !! pic.twitter.com/nS7G5nE9Pc— Bukayo Saka (@BukayoSaka87) July 1, 2020
Bukayo Saka has been one of the Gunners’ stand-out performers this season, playing 33 times in all competitions.
Extending his deal has been a priority for boss Mikel Arteta, and he has spoken of his delight at securing the 18-year-old’s services for the future.
The Spaniard said: “Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player.He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performance.
“I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals”.
Saka,18, has provided more assists (11) than any other Arsenal team-mate across all competitions this season.
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