EPL: Bukayo Saka’s new bumper contract set to be announced

Arsenal are ready to announce a new contract for winger Bukayo Saka before the end of the Premier League season.

The 21-year-old has been in talks with the club since last year.

Saka has played a pivotal role in the Gunners’ title challenge this season and is the only Premier League player to reach double figures for goals and assists.

He has hit 13 goals and laid on 11 assists to help Mikel Arteta’s side to second place and remain in the title hunt heading into the final weeks of the campaign.

Saka has missed just an hour of league football this season and also hit three goals at the World Cup as England made it to the quarter-finals in Qatar.

Talks with Arsenal over fresh terms have stretched back to last summer, with Saka saying in August he ‘shared confidence’ with Arteta that he would extend his deal at the Emirates Stadium.

It is understood an agreement has all-but been reached for a new contract for the academy graduate, whose last deal was signed in the summer of 2020 and expires next year.

It is believed promotional footage to be released alongside the announcement has already been completed and it is a matter or working through the finer details before the deal is finalised.

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