Bukayo Saka celebrated the end of an unforgettable week after the young Arsenal winger scored his first Premier League goal and signed a new multi-year contract with the Gunners. Arsenal beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 to jump into seventh place on the table, just three points behind Wolves.
The 18-year-old has been one of the bright lights at Arsenal this season, despite the London club struggling in the league. Mikel Arteta rewarded the youngster with another start, with Saka showing of faith with a wonderful goal to give Arsenal the lead just before the break, thundering a volley home for his first Premier League goal for Arsenal.
“It’s been a week that I’ll remember for my whole life”, Saka told Sky Sports. “It’s been a great week not just for me, but the Arsenal fans. You can see what the manager is building and we’re really delighted with the results we’re getting and that I can tie down my future here.”
“I’m 18 and it’s been a dream to play for this club. I came up from the academy this season so I feel like I have to take it game by game. Wherever the boss puts me, I have to try and give my best. I’m so grateful to be here.” Saka helped Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Wolves, their fourth consecutive win in all competitions.
“It’s a very big result”, Saka added. “We know how good Wolves are, we knew how tough it was going to be out here. We fought for every ball, we fought for every duel and we’re delighted to get the win. We just want to keep building some momentum.”
“I know KT [Kieran Tierney], I know where he likes to cross it… I anticipated that the ball was going to come to the edge of the box so I made sure I was there. When I got the ball, I knew at the far post was where the gaps were going to be and I just tried to guide it there. Luckily, it was a good finish and it went in.
“We fought for each other together and I feel like that’s why we got it over the line today. The subs that came on helped us so much and they gave us a boost. It feels like we’re more together.”