‘Why sign? Come on, it’s Arsenal you know!’

Bukayo Saka was never in any doubt that this is exactly the right club for him.

Our teenage forward extended his contract with the club on Wednesday and, asked why he was so sure this was the best place for him, his response was emphatic.

“It's Arsenal, you know. Come on, it's Arsenal!” Saka told Arsenal Digital. “The stadium is great, the fans are great, the club is great. Everything about this club is great.

"I love playing for Arsenal, you know. I love playing for the coach, the fans, my team-mates, I really believe in the philosophy that the boss is bringing and what he's building, and I'm just really excited to see where he's going to take us in the future.

“I felt that it was right in my heart to extend my contract here and I feel like this is going to be best for my development.

“When I was at Hale End, I just remember always seeing a picture of Jack Wilshere on the walls when I walked in every single day,” he added. “I just used to tell myself that it's possible to get into this first team, that there's a pathway.

“Now that I'm in this position and that I've got to the level he got to when he was my age, I'm really proud of myself, I'm really happy and I just want to keep taking each day by day, staying humble and trying to get better each day.”

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