Bukayo Saka’s Progress Delights Emery


Arsenal manager Unai Emery has hailed Busayo Saka, following yet another impressive performance in Gunners’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night.

Saka, 18, started the game and lasted for 80 minutes before he was replaced by fellow academy graduate Joe Willock.


Before his departure from the game, Saka terrorized the Red Devil’s shaky backline and forced a good save off David De Gea in the first-half .


His fierce, goal-bound  strike, later in the second-half was unluckily deflected over the bar by United’s Victor Lindelöf, to deny the Nigerian his first league goal.


At 18 and 25 days old, Saka, became the youngest Arsenal player in history to start the fixture.


“We have young players who can take confidence. Bukayo [Saka] is progressing well but we need other players too.


“This is not the best in terms of points but one point can be good if we win next Sunday against Bournemouth,” Emery told reporters.


Saka has registered 1 goal and 3 assists in just three starts for Arsenal in all competitions this season.


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