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Jamie Carragher hails Arsenal star as one of the best in the world

Jamie Carragher hails Arsenal star as one of the best in the world

Premier League
Jamie Carragher has hailed Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka as one of the best players in the world at the moment. The 21-year-old played a major role in Arsenal’s title challenge last campaign, registering 14 goals and 11 assists in 38 Premier League appearances. Mykhailo Mudryk speaks out after another woeful display vs West Ham Erik ten Hag approves Man Utd transfer for player rejected by Mourinho Saka has also been impressive at international level and helped England reach the Euro 2020 final, as Gareth Southgate’s side finished as runners-up to Italy. He has registered a total of 39 goals and 41 assists across 181 matches for Arsenal since making his debut for the Gunners. He has started this season well, too, registering an assist in the Community Shield win over Manche...
Arteta gives Bukayo Saka injury update after World Cup scare in Forest beating

Arteta gives Bukayo Saka injury update after World Cup scare in Forest beating

Premier League
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says he is hopeful that Bukayo Saka's injury picked up against Nottingham Forest will not rule him out of the World Cup. Saka started the game on Sunday at the Emirates after playing for half hour in the Europa League defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Thursday. Ronaldo slams teammates’ dedication in evolution criticism & labels Man Utd return a ‘disaster’ Brighton boss De Zerbi reveals the two Chelsea players he deliberately targeted Why Newcastle made six substitutions during Aston Villa thrashing The 21-year-old partnered Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus in Arsenal’s front three but his afternoon was over in 27 minutes after suffering with injury. Club doctor Gary O'Driscoll assessed Saka as he tried to continue the game after picking up...
Martin Keown hails Arsenal star who has ‘gone to another level’ after Bodo/Glimt victory

Martin Keown hails Arsenal star who has ‘gone to another level’ after Bodo/Glimt victory

Premier League
Martin Keown praised Bukayo Saka as Arsenal continued their good run of form by beating Bodo/Glimt, saying the England star has ‘gone to another level’ this campaign. Saka scored his fourth goal of the season on Thursday to put Arsenal ahead against Europa League rivals Bodo/Glimt in Norway. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The 21-year-old made a superb start to the game and broke the deadlock when his shot deflected off his own chest to find the net. Saka continued to impress until he was then replaced by Granit Xhaka in the second half as Mikel Arteta chose to make some changes ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at Leeds United. Speaking at half-time, Keown singled out Saka for praise and said he has been ‘different class’ for Premier League...
Martinelli’s opener for Arsenal vs Liverpool was allowed to stand due to a VAR loophole

Martinelli’s opener for Arsenal vs Liverpool was allowed to stand due to a VAR loophole

Premier League
The video assistant referee was unable to check whether Bukayo Saka was offside in the build-up leading to Gabriel Martinelli’s opener in Arsenal's victory over Liverpool on Sunday due to a technical problem. Martinelli opened the scoring for Arsenal inside the opening minute after being played through by Martin Odegaard. But the move began when Ben White played in Saka down the right-hand side, when the latter may have been in an offside position. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Saka was running back towards the ball in an effort to stay onside when White played the pass, but Hawk-Eye, who provide the technology for VAR, was unable to determine whether he was onside or offside. According to ESPN, Bukayo Saka was out of view of all five of Hawk-Eye’s...
Bukayo Saka reveals how close he came to joining Chelsea before Arsenal move

Bukayo Saka reveals how close he came to joining Chelsea before Arsenal move

Premier League
Bukayo Saka has revealed he had trials at Tottenham and Chelsea as a young player but Arsenal were ‘always in his heart’, with Arsene Wenger having a big say on his decision. The England star is enjoying a superb season – netting six times and laying on four assists in 18 Premier League starts this campaign. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Saka is one of a number of players who came through the club’s Hale End academy before making the grade in the first team, though he was chased by a some London teams when he was younger. Arsenal make new bid to sign Dusan Vlahovic with Fiorentina tempted by offer Micah Richards defends Arsenal over Tottenham postponement Tuchel criticises Romelu Lukaku after Chelsea’s defeat to Man City Asked how close he ca...
Bukayo Saka sends message to Tottenham fans after classy gesture in Arsenal defeat

Bukayo Saka sends message to Tottenham fans after classy gesture in Arsenal defeat

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Bukayo Saka has sent a message of thanks to Tottenham and the club’s supporters after the reception he received in a pre-season friendly game against Arsenal. Saka made his return to club football action after spending the summer with England at the European Championships and Tottenham fans put their rivalries aside to welcome him back. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It was the Arsenal player’s first match since he was racially abused after missing the decisive penalty in England’s penalty shootout defeat against Italy in the final of Euro 2020. There were no away fans in the Tottenham Stadium and supporters could even be heard loudly greeting the Arsenal player on the pitch. Spurs supporters also unveiled a banner which read ‘North London stands with...
Mesut Ozil sends message to Bukayo Saka over Euro 2020 penalty miss & racist abuse

Mesut Ozil sends message to Bukayo Saka over Euro 2020 penalty miss & racist abuse

Premier League
Mesut Ozil has sent a message of support to Bukayo Saka after his penalty miss in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy. Gianluigi Donnarumma saved Saka’s decisive spot-kick in the shootout at Wembley to ensure Italy win the trophy for a second time in their history, while England's 55-year wait for silverware continued. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In the hours that followed, Saka, Rashford and Jadon Sancho – who all failed to convert from 12 yards – were bombarded with several vile racist messages. Chelsea contacted over potential Eden Hazard return this summer Chelsea give Arsenal condition to sign Tammy Abraham Paul Merson names the four teams who can win the Premier League this season The wider footballing community have also joined...
Chiellini reveals he cursed Bukayo Saka before he missed the penalty in Euro 2020 final

Chiellini reveals he cursed Bukayo Saka before he missed the penalty in Euro 2020 final

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Giorgio Chiellini has claimed he put a curse on Bukayo Saka before the England star missed the decisive penalty that saw Italy win Euro 2020. Saka was left heartbroken after seeing his penalty saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, ending their stellar campaign in a cruel fashion at Wembley. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But Italy central defender Chiellini has now revealed that he uttered the word 'Kiricocho' just as Saka stepped up to take the decisive spot-kick. Slow motion footage of the Italian stars during the moment Donnarumma clinched them the trophy shows Chiellini mouthing the word, before racing away to celebrate their triumph. 'Kiricocho' is a term that originates from South America, and is believed to mean 'curse you' or 'jinx' in English. It...
Fabregas singles out Arsenal star for praise after Europa League win over Benfica

Fabregas singles out Arsenal star for praise after Europa League win over Benfica

Premier League
Cesc Fabregas singled out Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka for praise after the London side beat Benfica to progress to the next stage in the Europa League. The tie was evenly poised at 1-1 after the first leg and the gunners won 3-2 in Athens in the second leg on Thursday night to progress. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave his team the lead in the first half but Benfica equalised just before half-time through Diogo Goncalves. Arsenal were facing a possible exit in the Europa League when Ferreira Silva put Benfica in front in the second half, but Kieran Tierney responded immediately to level the score. Still needing another goal to go through, Saka delivered a good cross for Aubameyang to convert in the 87th minute and ensur...
Ian Wright reveals Bukayo Saka’s best position & permanent Odegaard move

Ian Wright reveals Bukayo Saka’s best position & permanent Odegaard move

Premier League
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged Arteta to keep playing Bukayo Saka on the right flank where he feels the player ‘can do the most damage’ to opposition sides. Saka has established himself as one of the most exciting youngsters in the Premier League over the last two years and his versatility and adaptability has made him a an important player for the club. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kieran Tierney’s issues with fitness saw Saka fill in at left wing-back for much of last campaign and he produced some outstanding displays in the Scot’s absence. But Wright believes Saka is most effective on the right side of a three in support of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, where he was played in Arsenal's 4-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday. Speaking on Ringer FC’...
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