Arsenal player, Bukayo Saka has had one of the best weeks in young and thriving career after scoring his first Premier League goal, few days after signing a new deal with the club.
Saka, who could play as a wing-back as well as a winger, has been a mainstay in Mikel Areta’s starting eleven. He finally got this first Premier League goal against Wolves at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday through a superb effort from Kieran Tierney’s deflected cross.
In an interview with the club’s media, the teenage forward at Molineux, he said he and his family are delighted to get a new deal at his boyhood club finally, and he is over the moon after getting his first Premier League goal.
While stating that he was excited at helping the team to get a win against in-form Wolves, Saka noted that there is room for improvement for him as he grows.
I always want to score goals – Bukayo Saka
Speaking on extra positivity that the new contract gave him, the teenager said he has always wanted to score either he was given a contract or not, as he always wants to give his best for the team no matter the situation.
He also stated that he anticipated where the ball was going, despite being a deflection of a pass meant for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, before coming to his path for a short that sent into the net.
“I anticipated where the ball was going to go when KT crossed it, and I made sure I was there in front of the edge of the box. I knew that space was on the far post, and I managed to guide it. It was a good finish in the end, and I’m happy to get the goal.”
Speaking on the club’s chances of participating in European competition next season, Saka admitted that it is probably the one that means the most to the team right now, with Arsenal still having a chance of reaching the top four.
“We’re just taking each game by each game because we know how important every point is at this stage. We’re trying to win every game we can take each game slowly, and we’re just so happy to get the win because we know how much it means in terms of the table and the position we finish.
He also lauded Arteta for putting confidence in him, adding that all it remains is to give his all by playing whichever position the coach wants him to play.
A solid shift at Molineux today! 😤
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 4, 2020