Bukayo Saka will re-focus on Arsenal’s Premier League title push on Saturday after enhancing his popularity as one of many world’s high younger gamers with a surprise purpose in England colors. The ahead has performed a central position within the Gunners’ bid to be topped champions for the primary time since 2004 whereas additionally starring for Gareth Southgate’s nationwide facet. Now not merely a promising prodigy from Arsenal’s youth academy, the 21-year-old scored a surprising purpose in England’s 2-0 win towards Ukraine in a Euro 2024 qualifier at Wembley final Sunday.
In a panoramic blur of grace and guile, Saka turned away from the Ukraine defence earlier than unleashing an excellent shot that arrowed into the highest nook from 20 yards.
It was Saka’s eighth worldwide purpose — solely Dixie Dean, Jimmy Greaves, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen have netted extra for England at such a younger age.
For Saka’s Arsenal team-mate Oleksandr Zinchenko, at Wembley in his position as Ukraine captain, it was a uncommon event when he was not happy by the ahead’s means to provide a second of pure artistry.
Saka had already arrange England’s opening purpose for Harry Kane with a pin-point cross.
“He’s a tremendous participant, we all know that,” mentioned Zinchenko. “He’s on fireplace for the time being.
“There are not any pals on the pitch and sadly he beat me. In these type of video games, massive gamers resolve the sport.”
Zinchenko and Saka shall be again on the identical facet when Arsenal host Leeds on Saturday trying to keep their eight-point lead over second-placed Manchester Metropolis because the title race enters the ultimate furlong.
If Mikel Arteta’s males emerge on high, Saka can have performed a lot of the heavy lifting, with 12 targets and 10 assists in 28 league video games to this point.
He’s the one participant