The England international has dropped a major hint he is happy to stay at Arsenal – by buying his own executive box at the Emirates. Saka’s contract expires in 2024 but reports claim the Gunners are confident an extension will be signed soon.
Bukayo Saka has had a quiet season in front of goal, netting just once so far this term. However, only Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has registered more than his four assists in the Premier League.
Saka epitomises the type of footballer Mikel Arteta is building his Arsenal team around. But as his contract continues to wind down, fans will worry about his long-term future.
The 21-year-old came through the club’s academy and is already closing in on 150 appearances in all competitions. However, he has now entered the last two years of the four-year deal he signed in 2020.
He changed the game when he came off the bench in England’s Nations League match against Germany last week. He played a role in two of the Three Lions’ goals in the 3-3 draw at Wembley.
Speaking in August, Arsenal boss Arteta insisted he was confident a new contract would be agreed with Saka soon. Arteta said: “I am very confident that we as a club and Bukayo, his family, his agent, everybody, we are very much aligned in what we want to achieve. And now it is about putting it on a piece of paper.
“I would like that to get done, because I don’t want the player or anybody distracted while we are in the middle of the season. But those things take time and they have to go through the right process, and I think the process has been really good.”