Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Saka: It’s a proud moment to score my first Arsenal goal

Bukayo Saka’s second senior start for Arsenal saw the 18 year old score his first goal for the club, as well as being credited with two assists.

He was involved in the move which saw Joe Willock score the Gunners opener, and perfectly fed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the third goal right at the death.

It was his goal which caught the eye most though, curling in a perfect shot to beat the vastly experienced Kevin Trapp in the Frankfurt goal, and the Academy graduate was rightly delighted with his contribution.

“It’s a very proud moment and I’m just so happy,” he said afterwards.

“It’s a dream come true, since I was as a kid I’ve always dreamed of scoring for Arsenal’s first team, so now I’ve done that and I just want to do it more and get that feeling many more times.”

In a packed, and often hostile Commerzbank-Arena, Saka was not troubled at all by the atmosphere, continuing, “We spoke about it before the game. Their fans get behind them a lot and the fans on that end were just making noise the whole way, the whole game long.

“That’s big support for them, but we said that we just have to play with our confidence, play our game, stick to our game plan and everything will be fine.

“We don’t have to let it affect us.”

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We’ll done lad! You busy on Sunday?


Would love to see him start on Sunday!


He is certainly banging on the door , i think Sunday is Nelsons and Martinellis time I want them all given chances but Bukayo may be best of the lot he catches the eye everytime I see him (I personally think so).

SB Still

While Emery started Saka, Willock, ESR yesterday, he still seems conservative in general in terms of starting experience over potential.

Hopefully the performance by Willock and Saka, will give Emery the confidence in giving them more minutes.

The key aspect though still seems to be getting our midfield and defence to stay compact, we are so open at the back currently, even yesterday!

Dave M

Nice first goal to score…gotta be among the better 1st goals among players for the Arsenal right? Anyone got other candidates?


Arshavin vs Blackburn was also really good.

Tomas Rosicky’s too — I have forgotten the opposition, though.

Dave M
Dave M

Rosicky vs Hamburg! Wow, even better!!!


One of the biggest shames in the last 20 years of football is just how much injuries robbed us of Tomas.

Dave M

One of my all time favourite things to see with the arsenal is rosicky driving through midfield. Remember that 4-2 comeback win against spurs, rosicky was so good that day.


Good second half from the young man helped by the dismissal. What I liked was timing of his passing doing it early and accurately(something Iwobi lost in his game).It’s hard too judge how much game time he should be getting but if good enough age shouldn’t matter (it’s time to sit him down and give him the Cesc talk)


We’ve got a massive talent on our hands here. Take all my luck in the world, Bukayo.


Anyone still regretting selling Iwobi for 30 million?


The thing with Saka is that he doesn’t look out of place, physically or mentally. That’s impressive at his age.


His confidence will take him far….he never seen on pressure whenever he is with the ball….that pressure is what is hindering pepe to put his head down when he wants to shoot.

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