Arsenal have triggered an option in Bukayo Saka’s contract to extend his stay at the Emirates for a further 12 months.
That gives them longer time as they work on a new long-term deal for the Hale End Academy graduate, and is similar to a similar extension clause they triggered for William Saliba.
Saka was one of the stars for England at the recent World Cup, scoring three goals and being named in L’Équipe Team of the Tournament.
He has been named the Gunners’ Player of the Year for the past two seasons, and has been in fine form again this campaign, forming part of the frontline that has carried the club to the top of the table.
However, neither the club nor its supporters will be content until they hear that he has committed to a new contract, because he is seen an integral, and in many ways, symbolic of the project under Mikel Arteta.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.