Arsenal recorded just their second league win under Mike Arteta as they beat Newcastle by four goals to nil, and one player in particular caught the attention of fans.
It was an attacking line-up that saw the return of Dani Ceballos and a first Premier League start for Eddie Nketiah, who hit the bar before two goals in quick succession saw the home side take control of the match. It was another young player who enabled them to do so, too, with Bukayo Saka producing a sublime bit of skill to beat two Newcastle defenders, before his cross perfectly found Nicolas Pepe to smash home.
That passage of play doubled the Gunners’ lead after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed them in front, and it was Saka’s seventh assist of the season. The 18-year-old has three goals to boast of too, which is a good return for a player of his age and experience, not to mention the fact that he has played out of position at left-back for much of the season.
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Saka has an exciting future ahead of him; fans certainly think so as they were quick to praise his performance against the Magpies and dub him as a “special” player, as evidenced below.
That was so beautiful
— Robert McKay (@RobertSauce5000) February 16, 2020
Tremendous talent this one
— Akshay Vara (@ThatGuyAkshay) February 16, 2020
Pay this lad whatever he wants, he is our future
— ParkseyGooner1986 (@Parksey10) February 16, 2020
Saka what a baller
— 🙏🏻 (@ArtetaArmy2) February 16, 2020
What a beautiful play by Saka!
— Paula (@shaulablack) February 16, 2020
Saka with an absolutely filthy nutmeg to create that goal!
What a talent we have… ✨ pic.twitter.com/aKXpnEzaF3
— Evan Cooper (@Lacazest) February 16, 2020
— Arul Prakash (@arulprakash) February 16, 2020
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