The young star helped Arsenal with a spectacular performance in their 3-1 victory over Chelsea.
’s surprising performance againstChelsea
in their Boxing Day derby saw Mikel Arteta’s team achieve a crucial 3-1 victory. The Gunners won the half time with two goals by Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka and were able to score the third goal just before the hour mark by their starlet
. The 19-year-old completed his spectacular performance with a chip shot that many believed to be intended as a cross but the player himself has stated in an interview that he has hit the ball with the intention to shot pastEdouard Mendy
"I saw him off his line so I thought I could chip him!"
Asked about Arsenal’s situation and their recent results, Saka responded:
"We feel that we are a good team who have been unlucky with results and red cards but this is a big one for our confidence," he added.
"It's been tricky, tough, but we have come out of it and we are trying our best. We grew up with each other, the young players all want to play and have the passion for this club. We want to make the fans happy."
Arsenal will face Brighton on December 29 before their first 2021 match against West Brom four days later.