Saka this week penned a new four-year contract, with the England under-19 international’s previous deal having been set to expire next summer.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website about the attacker’s new deal, Arteta said: “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.”
And the Spanish coach hinted that he will look to deploy Saka in several different areas of the pitch, saying: “[I see Bukayo] evolving, getting better and getting to understand different positions and finally we will fit him in one that gives the best.
“At the moment, we need him to float a little bit because he gives us a lot of versatility to do different things, even with the same shape.