Bukayo Saka on new Arsenal contract: ‘This is the right club for me, a beautiful club’
Bukayo Saka believes he can achieve “big things” at Arsenal after signing a new contract.
Saka has signed a four-year contract with the club that could be worth in the region of £300,000 a week with bonuses.
The winger previously had one year to run on his deal and had admirers from the biggest clubs across Europe. Saka, however, has put pen to paper on a new contract at Arsenal and he is now eyeing up future success.
“I’m just really happy. There’s been a lot of talking and it’s been a while, but I’m here now,” said Saka. “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.”
Arsenal came close to winning the Premier League this season, but faded in the final weeks as Manchester City claimed the title.
The Gunners are determined to go again next season, though, and are ready to back Mikel Arteta in the transfer market.
Saka added: “I have seen a lot of change. I’ve seen this team and the club grow, and one thing that everyone around us can be excited about is that we are going in the right direction.
“Time is on our side. You can look at our team and a lot of the players are young. We’re hungry, and a lot of us haven’t won trophies at Arsenal so we want to achieve big things. If you watch the way we all speak, we want to win and we want to win here.
“It’s been too long since this club has had Champions League football. I’m really looking forward to Tuesday and Wednesday nights in this stadium, the atmosphere is going to be special.”