Introducing Bukayo Saka, the promising teenager who scored a point for Arsenal

About a month ago, Bukayo Saka, the 18-year-old star at the show, scored a goal against Frankfurt in Europa League clash. The game ended 3-0 in Gunners’ favor, but he will definitely be remembered for taking a lion’s share of the credits.

But when did it all begin for this young star?

Bukayo Saka started his journey in Greenford High School. But even in his earliest years, he was playing at a level well above his age, and Greenfold Celtic – where he was sharpening skills at mere 7 – is an illustrative example of this. At 9 (just 2 years later) he was selected for the England Youth national team and praised by his teachers.

Moving on to his teenage years, many other professionals clubs have started laying their eyes on him. But most importantly, Arsenal showed up, and the young footballer’s career took an immediate turn for the best, as he knew where he wanted to be.

What are his ambitions?

He was heard expressing his wishes to play for Arsenal more and more. As all who strive to be the star of the show, he would like to experience the best of what the world of football has to offer, seeking new experiences as they present themselves. Specifically, he would be inspired to play in front of a big crowd.

Despite his relatively young age, his history with the club already stretches 10 years. Indeed, he is thankful to be able to play and train with players of such high caliber, and this is exactly what inspires him to keep on giving his best and develop his skills. There is a long road ahead of him, but according to his words, his achievements – particularly the ones from 2019 – fill him with confidence.

A brief recap of the events surrounding his big goal

It all happened on Thursday, the 19th of September – in the second half of the match against Eintracht Frankfurt, precisely. This was his first-ever goal for the club, so he will hold it in a special place of his heart for times to come.

The other two goals were scored by his teammates (credits go to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Joe Willock). When the match finally came to its conclusion, Arsenal was sitting at a comfortable 3-0 lead to take it home. Well done, guys!

He serves as an inspiration for the younger generations

Bukayo Saka is a living and breathing example of how young talent is noticed and picked up by the big name clubs. This encourages the younger generations of would-be professional football players to give it their all and secure a prosperous future in the green fields from their earliest years onward.

The same goes for those who prefer the digital version of the game instead. As it so happens, FIFA, the popular video game series, is now a part of the eSports scene, as is evident from the mrgreen esports and similar websites where you can place your bets on your favorite joystick-wielding competitors. Although practicing it won’t get you nearly as much exercise, cheering for your favorite players, whether it be physical or digital contenders, is what never fails to spice up one’s day.


  1. gotanidea says:

    If Saka doesn’t make it as a winger, might as well reassign him to LB position

    He has the physicality to challenge Tierney and to replace Kolasinac

    1. Eddie Hoyte says:

      Jesus! And yet you were among those who called out Wenger for switching players and forcing them to play out of position…
      If he doesn’t cut it as a winger, then sell him off and move on.
      TF you converting him to LB for when we can get another professional LB?
      No wonder Ox ran off

      1. GunneRay says:

        Pep does it all the time with midfielders to defenders, apparently?!

        Got to admit though, Saka would be wasted as a LB with his skill and pace.

        1. Eddie Hoyte says:

          Pep does it when he doesn’t have options. Pep didn’t suddenly woke up and decided Fernandinho would be a CB.
          Besides it’s more easier for midfielders to transit into defenders because defending is always part of what they do.
          Converting a winger into a defender just because he couldn’t cut it?
          Pep would rather go spend billions and get proper replacements bro

          1. ThirdManJW says:

            Not true about Pep, Eddie. Look at what he did at Barca and Bayern, even when he had options. Lahm in central midfield was one of the most startling.

      2. gotanidea says:

        We shouldn’t sell a talented youngster straight after he fails in his main position

        Suppose Saka doesn’t improve as an LW, we have to test him in another position and LB would be the best for him

    2. Kenny Rolfe says:

      Gotanidea, what are you talking about? Would you really want to convert Saka to full back. I’m sure you’re having a joke, I’ve never seen the lad make a tackle. What next? Take a winger like Ian Mckecknie and turn him in to a goalkeeper LOL

      1. jonfox says:

        KENNY, GOTANIDEA WILL HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! Only us oldies know the likes of Ian McKechnie, who was a rotten keeper anyway, as I well recall.Remember Jack McClelland too who was not much better. We had poor keepers just after Kelsey had to retire until Bob Wilson came along in his later part of career around 69-70 season. Remember he started life as Wobbly Wilson, Kenny? Of course you do!

        1. Kenny Rolfe says:

          I know that Jon, a little joke for us oldies and the odd youngster that might know his history. If you remember Jon, Bob first played for us in ’64 as an Amateur but went back to the reserves when we bought “Fingers” in

      2. gotanidea says:

        Only if he fails as a winger

        Bellerin was also a winger, but Bould changed him into an RB

        1. Georgy says:

          So Bould did change the role of Bellerin,not Wenger?You talking “fish heads” as always!

  2. jon fox says:

    Has talent but also a long way to go. Has physicality of a young skinny kid and personally I don,t see anywhere near the determination of Martinelli or Guendouzi and he simply needs to work harder. As do about 75% of our squad in truth!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Ability is only a small part of the equation in reaching the top level in any sport, or anything in life.

  3. Declan says:

    Saka at fullback? Speechless🤭

  4. Georgy says:

    In relation to your comment about the equation to reach the top;did anybody notice in the last game the lack of Professional attitude of M.Niles when the referee have to halt the game to tell him to remove his gold chain from his neck.He still thinks he is playing in the his neighbourhood.I think that attitude is reflected in his game.

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