Bukayo Saka couldn’t stop smiling after Thursday’s win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 18-year-old produced a match-winning display on only his fifth first-team appearance, setting up Joe Willock and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well as curling home his first goal of the club in our 3-0 win.
Saka spoke to the media after the game. This is what he said:
on his goal…
It’s a very proud moment and I’m just so happy. It’s a dream come true, since I was as a kid I’ve always dreamed of scoring for Arsenal’s first team, so now I’ve done that and I just want to do it more and get that feeling many more times.
on the reaction to the Watford result…
We spoke about it in the changing room after the game as well so it was good to get the win and just get that out of the way and now move on to Sunday.
on the atmosphere…
We spoke about it before the game. Their fans get behind them a lot and the fans on that end were just making noise the whole way, the whole game long. That’s big support for them, but we said that we just have to play with our confidence, play our game, stick to our game plan and everything will be fine. We don’t have to let it affect us.
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