Saka: It’s a week I’ll remember my whole life

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Great players write their own script, so it felt very fitting that Bukayo Saka should net his first Premier League goal just days after committing his long-term future to Arsenal.

Fielded on the right side of attack, the 18-year-old guided a lovely volley past Wolves’ keeper Rui Patricio late in the first half to set up a 2-0 win that was completed late on by Alex Lacazette.

After the match, the youngster faced the Sky Sports cameras. Here’s what he had to say.

On a big result…

It’s very big. We know how good Wolves are, we knew how tough it was going to be out here. We fought for every ball, we fought for every duel, we’re just so delighted to get the win. It’s our fourth win in a row, we’re delighted and we just want to keep building some momentum.

On a good week for him…

It’s been a week that I will remember for my whole life. It’s been a great week, not just for me, but for the Arsenal fans. We’re building, you can see the manager is building, we’re really delighted with the results we’re getting and that I could tie down my future here. It’s been a great week.

On his goal…

I know KT, I know where he likes to cross it, when there’s space he crosses behind. I anticipated that the ball was going to come to the edge of the box so I made sure I was there. When I got the ball I knew it was the far post where the gap was going to be and I just guided it there. Luckily, it was a good finish and it went in.

On fighting for the win…

Wow, it was such a shift. Everyone, and this is what we’re improving so much, we fought for every duel, we fought for each other and that’s why we got it over the line. The subs that came on, they helped us so much. Joe Willock, Lacazette, Ainsley, Lucas, everyone that came on they gave us a boost. We’re happy with everyone. To get the win, it feels like we’re more together.

On his favourite position…

I’m 18. It’s been a dream to play for this club. I came up from the Academy this season so, I feel like I need to take each game and try to improve. Wherever the boss puts me, I have to try and give my best for the team. I’m so grateful to be here, it’s my dream. Anywhere the boss puts me in the team, I want to play.

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Kostas

Our youngsters will mature together!!!

Loomesy

God I love this guy

shokim

Congratulations to Saka on his maiden PL goal. May it be the first of many for him.

Giuseppe Hovno

Perfect attitude

Marje

I was practically choking back tears during his interview, he seemed so happy and so genuine yet trying to stay so professional.

VAR will solve the problem

You will forget this one after you’ve won the Balon D’or 4 times in a row as an Arsenal player!

Next year please give him the “7”. True Heir to the shirt of Robert Pires has returned!

Kevin Durrant

Oh Rocky rocky rocky, rocky rocky Rocastle

'desi'gner gooner

The lad has top attitude. Seems like the kind who won’t let success get to his head and keep improving. A huge positive for us that he signed da ‘ting’.

Rocky07

Oh Rocky Rocky Rocky, Rocky Rocky Rocastle👍

nygunner

Between Arteta, Saka, maybe Auba staying?, Mertesacker, maybe Edu being decent?, Martinelli, Saka, Tierney, Nketiah, Willock, hopefully swapping Mustafi for Saliba (who hopefully is decent) there are a few green shoots. A lot of maybes and hopefully’s in there but to quote another Arsenal fan – ” “Life isn’t, and has never been, a 2-0 home victory after a fish and chip lunch.”

gooner

Mustafi can’t enjoy his redemption in peace

Marje

Stop cutting those pesky onions!

James

I’m glad he reminded us he was 18 – I was beginning to forget! He seems to have just the right attitude and touching to hear him talk with so much positivity.

Leon

Great win for Arsenal. Great performance and goal from Saka.
Things are looking up for Arsenal.
Can’t argue with that can you?

Der Kaiser

Arteta is instilling that the group (i.e. squad not team) is more important than the in the individual. Those who buy into that and are 100% committed will be given a chance. Those hat do not he will get rid of. The great thing is he is instilling it into our home grown players

GoonerNJ

I love watching him play. One of the things I find most striking about him and Eddie is that it never feels like the moment is too big for them, despite their youth. They have a composure that belies their age.

Teryima Adi

Love that humble streak in him. Let the Renaissance continue.

Ojobo Johnmike

How happy am i been an Arsenal fan today and keeping the faith? I have been saying we don’t need Mourinho,Nketiah is trying but Laca can put on preasures on defense and has the hold up play than him for now.

Fuzz

look after this little guy! he is going places

Granit(e) hard!

What a special kid…and so humble as well. I am convinced we are witnessing the birth of a future Arsenal legend…if he keeps working hard of course

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

He seems like the kind of lad that won’t accept anything less than working hard

Santori

Great finish.

Other than that though to be honest a bit out of sorts in unfamiliar role on right. Seemed like he had two left feet.

Plenty of stray passes and totally out of sync with new chap Cedric.

Bit timid with runs as well, looked a bit unsure whether to push and close down.

not one of the best for him but learning curve.

Vin_unleaded

Sounds like he’s got his head screwed on.

Which is nice…

Ozenal

What an attitude. Great to see