Arsenal beat West Bromwich Albion by 3-1 at the Emirates on Sunday, condemning the Baggies to a return to the Championship this summer and making sure Sam Allardyce fails for the first time in his mission to keep a team in the top tier. Emile Smith Rowe got on the end of a low cross from Bukayo Saka to open the scoring in the 29th minute, and Nicolas Pepe doubled the Gunners’ lead six minutes later with a fine strike after cutting in from the right attacking flank. The visitors got some hope of avoiding defeat back after Matheus Pereira made a good run through the middle and fired past Bernd Leno in the 67th, but Willian had the final word with a nicely hit free-kick just before the end.
Bukayo Saka has been ruled out of England’s first game of the 2022 World Cup qualifications against San Marino on Thursday, according to multiple reports.
The winger played 74 minutes against West Ham on Sunday, but he’s currently having his hamstring problem checked back at the club and could join Gareth Southgate’s squad for the remaining two matches of this international break, against Albania on Sunday and against Poland next Wednesday.
Another month, another award for Bukayo Saka as the youngster continues to go from strength to strength in an Arsenal shirt. He’s already proven just how good he is so far this season for the club but now, he’s really starting to make a name for himself in a big way – and it leaves us questioning what the rest of the squad think about his success.
As confirmed by Arsenal.com, Saka has now won the Player of the Month award three times this season, with his February triumph following on from his wins in December and January.
While Arsenal never really seemed to be in full control of their UEFA Europa League game against Benfica, they definitely had moments in the game where they seemed to be at the races – and Bukayo Saka was at the heart of that. The youngster put in another solid performance, even getting a goal to show for his efforts that helped the Gunners leave Rome with a 1-1 draw.
After the game, Saka spoke with the media and appeared to be in a visibly frustrated mood – which isn’t hard to understand.
While there may be a touch of controversy surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right now due to his supposed breaching of the COVID-19 rules in place across England, the player was able to get back to near enough his best in an impressive win over Leeds United last weekend.
As noted during an interview with Arsenal.com, one man who looks up to Aubameyang as a striker is none other than Bukayo Saka – who, in his own right, is starting to carve out a real identity for himself at the Emirates this season.
After the overwhelming success that Gabriel Magalhaes enjoyed in this competition to start off the new season, it seems as if a new king has made his way onto the throne – Bukayo Saka. The teenage sensation, who many fans forget is just 19 years old, continues to impress in North London as one of the shining lights of what has been a poor season so far.
Arsenal.com released the following confirmation that Saka had won the Player of the Month award for January, following on from him winning the same accolade in December.
After the domination shown by Gabriel Magalhaes in this category to kickstart the new Premier League campaign, Arsenal fans now have a new face at the helm of the Player of the Month award – Bukayo Saka. The jury has certainly been out on whether or not the youngster is capable of being a top prospect for the Gunners, but after a strong series of performances in December, he has been recognised as one of the leading forces behind the club getting back on the winning trail.
Arsenal.com posted the following after revealing Saka as the winner.
While plenty of Arsenal players may have been able to make an impact during the international break thus far, many Gunners fans were particularly proud and pleased to see Bukayo Saka get his chance to shine as an England international.
There are some big expectations currently sitting on the shoulders of Saka and during a recent interview with Arsenal.com, manager Mikel Arteta made it crystal clear that he does believe Saka has the potential to do some great things for the club. After all, he is just 19 years old, and at that age, the sky really is the limit for him.
Arsenal have intensified their interest in signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid this summer, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.
The 27-year old midfield powerhouse has played 42 times for Diego Simeone’s side in all competitions this season. He scored three goals and provided no more than one assist, but it’s hardly relevant for a player whose primary duty is to protect the back line by positioning himself directly in front of them and fight for every ball.
This season mostly seems like a complete fiasco for Arsenal. They are nowhere near where they wanted to be in the Premier League table, they’ve been ousted from the Europa League at the hands of Olympiacos. We’ve seen some truly woeful performances from some players, and while the futures of some of the best are hanging in the air at the moment, there is very little hope the club will be doing any significant business in the transfer market this summer.