Nigeria-born youngster, Bukayo Saka, has signed a new long-term contract with Premier League giants Arsenal.
According to a statement published on Wednesday on the official Arsenal website, Saka has been with the Gunners since the age of seven and has come through the ranks from the famous Hale End academy.
The 18-year-old who has virtually pushed his way through to the top has made a major impact in the current season after making his debut in the Europa League in 2018.
Saka tweeted: “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.”
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta who has never hidden his admiration for Saka told the club website: “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 performances. I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.”
Gunners technical director Edu added: “This is something everyone involved wanted to happen and we are delighted that Bukayo has signed a new long-term contract.
Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter: @tundeyeludini