‘I will remember it all my life’: Arsenal star Bukayo Saka seals dream week by scoring first Premier League goal after closing a new four-year deal
Arsenal’s 18-year-old prospect Bukayo Saka ended the best week of his life by adding his first Premier League goal to a new four-year contract with the club.
Selected after teammate Nicolas Pepe left camp when his wife gave birth, Arsenal’s opener hit with a great left foot finish in a 2-0 win over Wolves – The Gunners fourth consecutive win under Mikel Arteta.
“It is very large. We know how good Wolves are, ”Saka said afterwards.
Bukayo Saka scored his first Premier League goals days after signing a new deal with Arsenal
“It has been a week that I will remember all my life. We can see what the manager is building.
‘For the purpose, I know where KT (Kieran Tierney) likes to cross it. I expected the ball to come, I knew it was the furthest post where the gap would come.
“It was such a shift, but I feel that everyone was fighting together and the submarines, everyone who came gave us a boost. It feels like we are more together. ‘
Arsenal was ridiculed after losing their first games after lockdown in Manchester City and Brighton.
Arteta has responded by throwing in the youth, saying that Saka’s attitude was just as impressive as the singer’s goal.
Saka gave Arsenal the lead against Wolves with an excellent strike in the first half of Saturday
“I had a lot of doubts (about team selection) but when we had a situation with Nico it was clear (Saka would start).
“Bukayo had a few moments ago and then started to understand. If he didn’t, he tried again and didn’t lower his head. I really like that.
Hopefully this is the first of many goals for him. He has the ability to do that. It is neatly in the box for shots or assistance. ‘
Substitute Alexandre Lacazette added Arsenal’s second with his first away game goal for almost 18 months.
Manager Mikel Arteta continued to show his confidence in Saka and he reaps the benefits