Bukayo Saka scored his first premier league goal on July 4th, 2020 against Wolves. He scored the goal with a left-foot volley right before the end of the first half. Saka scored at the 43rd minute.
See the video of his interview below.
Bukayo said he was happy he scored for the club that he has played for since he was 8 years old.
Here is what Aubameyang said about Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka when asked about what he thinks about him “It was great for the club that Bukayo and Gabi signed new contracts last week. ‘They have made a big, big impact at the club even though they are only teenagers. ‘Particularly for Bukayo, it must be amazing to sign that contract and think back to when he first put on an Arsenal shirt in the academy when I think he was only six or seven. ‘Both of them are such impressive players already, they have so much to their games – as Bukayo showed with that brilliant goal on Saturday when he just guided it in so nicely.”
Arteta spoke about Bukayo during the post-match press conference
Bukayo Saka post match press conference
Skysport interviewed Bukayo right after the match against Wolves, here is what he said. “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 Cesc Fabregas Serge Gnabry Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Gabriel Martinelli Aaron Ramsey Nicolas Anelka.
Arsenal’s first team is not the same without Bukayo Saka
Since been promoted ton the first team, Arsenal’s academy graduate, Bukayo Saka has been prominent in the starting line up.
Saka, a utility player, who could play in the wings or wing-back has continued his development under Mikel Arteta and he has been rewarded for his effort with his first professional deal.
However, due to the tight schedule with Premier League matches coming up every three days after the coronavirus break, Arteta has been rotating the side. For instance, Saka had to come in from the bench for Arsenal’s trip to Spurs.
Speaking over the development, Arteta, said he will continue to rotate his squad. Although Nicolas Pepe whom Arteta has been rotating Saka with played well against the North London rival, the 18-year-old has been in superb form since the Premier League restart.
He was excellent performances in his last two appearances against Wolves and Leicester City, but Arteta decided to shake-up his starting line-up for his side’s trip to Spurs with Pepe getting the nod alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arteta said he had to put Saka, who has four goals and 10 assists this season on the bench because he has played a lot of games and the club still has lot of games coming up.
Bukayo Saka’s rising profile
No doubt, the Arsenal teenage has been one of the outstanding youngsters of the 2020-21 campaign.
When Project Restart began Saka, Chelsea midfielder, Christian Pulisic, and Mason Greenwood have been the talking points having found their feets in their respective teams
The trio is generating buzz in their clubs that has not been witnessed for some years. Although, Arsenal has not been having good on the field of play, but the North London outfit can still take solace to have at least another academy product becoming a mainstay in the team after Alex Iwobi.
Having being given his first-team opportunity by Unai Emery, Saka has decided not to look back again than develop with every game.
With look of things, Saka will be pivotal for Arteta going forward.
All You need to know about Bukayo Saka
Before rounding upo this lovely piece, it will be better if it answers some questions.
Is Saka a Nigerian?
Having earned whole lot of goodwill for his performance on the field of play,
Saka is of Nigerian descent born in Greater London, England, and he has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18, and under-19 level.
What position does Saka play
Bukayo Saka is a utility player that can play between the wings. He showed his adaptability to situations when he replaced Sead Kolasinac at left-back just before half-time against Manchester City in mid-December.
Showing some promises in the game against City in the new position, Saka acquainted himself admirably to that position, and proved prescient to what’s followed since.
He continued in the position with Kieran Tierney also out of action due to injury. But his natural tendencies as a left winger was obvious when he goes high up the field despit being the left back.
Is Saka left-footed?
Saka is a left footer who thrives on his favourite foot,The goals he had scored this season shows his mettle.
How much is Saka worth?
After signing a new deal with the Gunners, Saka according to celebrity net worth $2.2m.
How old is Bukayo Saka ?
Bukayo is 18 years old as of July 2020, he birthday is September 5, 2001. Saka was 2 years old the last time Arsenal won the league.