Arsenal: Bukayo Saka praised for ‘excellent’ finish vs Aston Villa
Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka has been praised for his ‘excellent’ finish during the Premier League game vs Aston Villa by journalist Josh Bunting.
The Lowdown: Honours even in the Midlands
The Gunners were the visitors at Villa Park on Saturday where Mikel Arteta and his side secured a 4-2 victory with goals coming from Saka, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Jorginho and a last-gasp fourth from Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal’s first equaliser was one of their most notable moments when 21-year-old Saka smashed a ruthless left-footed finish into the back of Villa’s net – giving Emiliano Martinez absolutely no chance.
The Latest: Bunting’s reaction
Taking to Twitter, Bunting was full of praise for Saka’s individual magic to secure Arsenal’s opening leveller before their opponents temporarily re-took the lead. He wrote:
“That is an excellent finish from Bukayo Saka, for such a young player that is such a high quality finish. One of the shining lights of this Premier League season. The technique he gets on it is beautiful.”
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The Verdict: Standout performer
Saka currently ranks as one of Arsenal’s top-performing offensive players this season and his numbers just go to show how much of a standout star he is in the capital.
The England international has clocked up an outstanding 17 goal contributions in 23 top-flight starts this campaign where he’s averaging 2.5 shots and 2.2 key passes per 90 minutes (WhoScored).
The Ealing-born talent also earned a match rating of 7.1 in today’s clash against Villa, making him the joint third-highest-performing player on the pitch.
Saka has entered the final 18 months of his deal with the Gunners and the club have reportedly made it their priority to tie him down which would be nothing less than he deserves as a reward for his consistent level of displays.