Saka scored in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Wolves on Saturday; Arteta delighted with recent form
Last Updated: 04/07/20 9:52pm
Mikel Arteta said his Arsenal team were “alive” following their victory at Wolves while Bukayo Saka celebrated an unforgettable week – which included a new contract and his first Premier League goal.
The 18-year-old has caught the eye with his performances this season and was rewarded with a fresh contract on Wednesday before being handed another league start for the 2-0 win at Wolves on Saturday.
He repaid both shows of faith with a wonderful goal to give Arsenal the lead just before the break, thundering a volley home for his first Premier League goal.
It capped off a wonderful few days for the teenager, who told Sky Sports: “It’s been a week that I’ll remember for my whole life.
“It’s been a great week not just for me, but the Arsenal fans. You can see what the manager is building and we’re really delighted with the results we’re getting and that I can tie down my future here.
“I’m 18 and it’s been a dream to play for this club. I came up from the academy this season so I feel like I have to take it game by game. Wherever the boss puts me, I have to try and give my best. I’m so grateful to be here.”
⚽️ Bukayo Saka has scored his 1st PL goal. At 18 years & 303 days, only 6 players have scored in PL at a younger age for @Arsenal
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— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) July 4, 2020
His goal set Arsenal up for a 2-0 victory at Molineux – their second successive away Premier League victory and fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.
Saka added: “It’s a very big result. We know how good Wolves are, we knew how tough it was going to be out here. We fought for every…