Arsenal have triggered a contract extension option in Bukayo Saka’s deal to take it to 2024, following a couple of other recent extensions.
The Daily Mail report that Arsenal have taken up their option in Bukayo Saka’s contract to extend it to 2024. Saka’s deal would have run out in the summer if the Gunners hadn’t done so.
This is the third such extension in recent weeks, with Arsenal activating William Saliba’s contract option (to 2024) last week and Charlie Patino’s option (to 2025) the week before that.
The Mail write that finalising a new longer-term deal for Saka remains a priority.
Football.London confirm that Arsenal have activated Saka’s option, and it’s understood talks over a potential long-term extension are progressing positively.
ESPN claim sources have reported to them that Arsenal are confident of securing Saka’s future beyond next year, and he’s in line for a huge salary jump to around £200,000-a-week.
Saka has been a vital part of Arsenal’s title charge this season, scoring six goals and assisting six more to sit level with Martin Ødegaard on 12 Premier League goal contributions in 16 games.
The winger also scored once in Arsenal’s Europa League group stage, and Mikel Arteta will need him on top form to have a chance at keeping their run going in both competitions.
After that, Arsenal fans will be desperate to see Saka turning out for the club in the Champions League next season and beyond.