"For me, it's about..." - Bukayo Saka explains why he's signed new Arsenal contract
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Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has explained why he signed a new long-term contract with the club until 2027.
The winger has agreed fresh terms with the club after an impressive 2022/23 campaign, which has thus far seen him score 13 goals and 11 assists in the Premier League.
He will now continue an Arsenal career that saw him rise through the club's academy before becoming a key player in the squad under Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta.
It is Arteta that has seen the best of the 21-year-old, who has been involved in over 40 Arsenal league goals in the past two seasons. He will hope to further improve that tally when Arsenal take on Wolves on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Now, he has given his first reactions to committing his future to the Gunners.
Saka explains Arsenal contract decision
Speaking to Arsenal's official website, he explained: "I'm just really happy. There's been a lot of talking and it's been a while, but I here now.
"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 my family, and when I come to the training ground, my team-mates, 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."
In a press release confirming Saka's new contract, manager Arteta added: "It's great for the club that Bukayo has extended his contract. Retaining our best young talents is key to our continued progress and Bukayo represents such an important part of our squad now and for the future.
"As well as being a fantastic talent, Bukayo is a special person, he's loved by us all and he is a credit to himself and his family for the hard work and commitment they have all made to get to this level today.
"Together with our supporters, we're so looking forward to enjoying Bukayo's continued development with us in the years to come."