Is Bukayo Saka now Arsenal’s highest paid player?

The young winger penned a new deal, but where does he rank among the clubs earners?

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has officially committed his future to the Gunners, it has been confirmed, with the 21-year-old penning a new deal in north London that will see him call the Emirates Stadium home until at least 2027.

The young Gunner and England winger has been in excellent form this season, racking up 13 goals and 11 assists in the Premier League, while he has started all but one game for the Gunners in their ultimately failed title push.

One of the best players in the Premier League, Saka’s new deal reflects his importance to Mikel Arteta’s side, and puts him in line with some of the top earners in the Premier League.

But where does he rank among the Arsenal squad?

According to the Athletic, Saka’s new deal will see him take home £15m per year across four seasons, which works out at around £288,000 per week.

As per Spotrac, that means that he becomes the club’s top earner, overtaking summer addition Gabriel Jesus, who is paid around £265,000 per week.

Behind them, Thomas Partey is ranked third, but he takes home a measly £200,000 per week by comparison, an they are the only trio in the Gunners squad to pass the 200k per week threshold.

What about ever?

Despite being paid handsomely, Saka is still some way away from being Arsenal’s highest-ever earner. That accolade is split between two of his former teammates, with Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both signing deals worth £350,000 a week.

Saka slots in at number three, but his deal is very different to that of those above him, with the Englishman still heading towards his prime rather than away from it.

Both he and Arsenal will be hoping that the results are vastly different too.

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Ben Browning

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