Bukayo Saka becomes first Arsenal player in 13 years to achieve impressive feat

Bukayo Saka is having a sensational season for Arsenal.

Arsenal wonderkid Bukayo Saka has supposedly matched a hugely impressive record at the club after reaching double figures for assists this season.

The 18-year-old has been on fire recently, setting up goals against Newcastle, Olympiacos, and now in yesterday’s 3-2 win over Everton as well.

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This is all the more impressive considering he’s playing in a somewhat unfamiliar role at left-back, having initially come through the Arsenal academy as a winger or attacking midfielder.

According to Tom Ede of Opta in the tweet below, Saka’s assist stats now mean he’s the first player in 13 years to hit double figures for assists in a single season for us as a teenager…

The last player to do it? A certain Cesc Fabregas back in 2006/07, so Saka truly is in elite company with this hugely impressive feat.

With other youngsters like Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli and Joe Willock also coming through, it’s an exciting time to be a Gooner again!

4 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Bravo, young man!

  2. Grandad says:

    A terrific young player who was clearly fatigued during the second half of the match yesterday.Arteta is an astute man and will no doubt rest him for the game on Thursday.The injury to Kolasinac was unfortunate but he brought it upon himself with a reckless attempt to win the ball when there was no apparent danger.I hope he recovers quickly and learns his lesson from the incident.He needs to play with his head as well as his heart.

  3. jon fox says:

    I was about to post my thoughts but then read Grandads who is clearly a mind reader extraordinaire, so why repeat his fine words, I thought.

  4. Uche Edochie says:

    Lovely player. These guys are really young and they are delivering. I am so happy we have them and I am happy for them as well.

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