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Saka Named Premier League Man-of-The-Match In Arsenal’s Win vs Newcastle 

Saka Named Premier League Man-of-The-Match In Arsenal’s Win vs Newcastle 

Bukayo Saka was named  Premier League Man of The Match in Arsenal’s 4-0 win against Newcastle United in Sunday’s Premier League game at the Emirates, Completesports.com reports.

Saka capped a fine display with a brilliant assist for Arsenal’s second goal scored by Nicolas Pepe.

He beat his marker from the left with a superb nutmeg before laying a low cross for Pepe to slot home.

It was his second assist for Arsenal in the Premier League this season and eight assists in all competitions, the most for Arsenal.

The 18-year-old had 91 per cent passing accuracy and made seven crosses, the most in the match.

The win took Arsenal to 10th position on 34 points, seven points adrift of Chelsea in fourth.

It was their second league win under Mikel Arteta following a 2-0 win against Manchester United on New Year’s Day.

Also it was their biggest Premier League win since February 2019.


By James Agberebi 

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COMMENTS

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  • Pompei 8 months ago

    Today’s performance is just confirmation of what I already know….Saka is the real deal. What a performance on the left flank! I tell you, what Nigeria missed out on when we failed to grab David Alaba, is there for the taking again with Bukayo Saka. And how about that nutmeg….oh la la! And then the final pass to pick out Pepe for the goal. The question now is the same question I’ve been asking for a while now: what is being done to ensure Saka becomes a Super Eagle asap? The English are watching Saka with growing interest. Goldfish has no hiding place.

     
  • Edoman 8 months ago

    This young son of Nigeria is real. Bring him on now or loose him later.

     
  • greenturf 8 months ago

    The football authorities in Nigeria are unbelievably silent on getting this talent to feature for the super eagles.It’s hard to understand the lack of interest for a top premiership player but rather choose to woo those playing in the championship.
    Apparently,with performances like this you expect the three lions to start sniffing and focusing their searchlights on this promising talent.
    As we all know when they want a player nothing stands in their way.

     
    • Tinashe 8 months ago

      Nigeria has a plenty of talented players abroad i don’t think they will really get worried if they lose this little guy

       
  • Paschal 8 months ago

    Trust me guys we are going to loose this sensational player called saka, to the three lions of england, if the nff does not take the right step to convince him to play for nigeria, and not just convincing him alone but giving him good reason why he should play for nigeria. trust southgate he does joke with stuffs like this.

     
    • Mercy 8 months ago

      One area the nff need a professional, I mean someone who has the knack to unearth talent( a proper scouting team) way before they were known. The department can be head by kanu nwankwo or okocha.Honestly, nigeria has a slim chance of getting these players to play for us when they are already known. Sometimes these guys might want to play for us but the pressure from the media, the managers, the agents is just too much for them to handle.

       
  • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

    Well…I think we should cool down on this Saka issue. It will only take his own passion for the nation to choose Nigeria over England. Lets not forget he has already played competitively for the youth teams of England (having played for the U16, U17, U18 and U19s) and just like all others before him, will fancy a chance with the green lions, now that he’s already emerged at the top level, playing for a top club in the premier league.

    The fact that he would require an international switch means we shouldn’t even expect him to be a part of our setup for AT LEAST the next 1-year plus. I for one will love to see him wear the green and white and I believe the NFF has made contacts with him before now. But something tells me we might have to wait till this guy is above 22yrs old, like the Ejarias, Ojos, Akpoms, Iorfas and Lookmans of this world and has not yet received a call-up to the 3 lions before we can start nursing any realistic chance of seeing him switch allegiance to Nigeria.

    For now, let us just sit down and once again enjoy watching one of our own doing amazing stuff outside the shores of the country, since we have refused to make hay while the sun was shinning.

     
    • GLORY 8 months ago

      You took those words outta me mouth.

       
    • greenturf 8 months ago

      But Saka said he’s yet to get an invite from the three lions neither has he been approached formerly by the football authorities in Nigeria.
      Though the young lad also said he is biding his time,waiting patiently for the right moment to declare where to play his international football.
      But you and i know that when England makes the first call this lad won’t ask them to wait until he’s ready to decide.

       
    • Pompei 8 months ago

      Dr. Drey: Well…I think we should cool down on this Saka issue…..For now, let us just sit down and once again enjoy watching one of our own doing amazing stuff outside the shores of the country, since we have refused to make hay while the sun was shinning.

      Cool down kwa? Na who’s body dey hot here, to necessitate cooling down? You for kuku suggest say make we go soak for ICE BATH. You said we refused to make hay. Our calling the attention of the NFF to this guy also constitutes making hay, in my opinion. Or you want us to sit down and be looking like TEDDY BEAR, and do nothing? As Greenturf said, Saka has not been approached by Nigeria yet. Why has that not happened? That is the million dollar kweshon. Let the David Alaba blunder not happen again ooo! At least let us do our part by showing interest in the guy while he is still young.

       
      • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

        Oga Pompei.
        No matter how eye red…e nor fit roast yam o.
        Say person go go far in life nor mean say make e use leg waka from ikor-abasi go birnin-kebbi.
        No place like home, nor be for warri boy wey use leg waka pass Sahara desert reach Europe.
        No Mata how we blood hot on top saka matter, we case go just be like 120yr old mamma wey dem put steaming hot suya for her front….na Sidon look she go dey bcos no teeth to chop d suya.
        As patriotic as Saka may claim to be if England call am up for Euro 2020 e go troway green and white wia union jack instead. We obviously cant invite a player who isn’t eligible to play for us yet. It’s better the NFF is silent and Adelakun (Rohr’s assistant) continues his underground stuff, than we raising alarm in the media (the way we did with Tammy, Eze and co) and alerting Southgate.
        NFF and SE officials can’t claim they’ve not notice Saka and wil not also love to have him play for the SE, but it’s quite a delicate situation. The kid has represented England at every level possible and is currently the best left back in the EPL making him drifting closer to 3 lions than the SE.
        Even Saka sef has been playing hide and seek with us with the “I am focusing on my club career for now” lexicon. He too is just trying to play smart and use us as his bargaining tool.
        Las las the earliest we can get him to play for us is late 2021 or early 2022 before the world cup. So it’s best we just adopt the ‘Sisi eko’ corner corner eyes of love chasing style of the 80s which Rohr recommended, rather than declare our love openly on social media as they now do in this 21st century and end up having crap rubbed in our face.
        But if Una wan make am public issue….go ahead. I wish Una good luck.

         
        • Pompei 8 months ago

          Dokita Drey, the siddon look exponent…..siddon look works sometimes, but not in this situation oooooo.
          If 120 yr old mama no get teeth to wack pepper soup, DENTURES kukuma dey na! Dentures dey to facilitate chewing. Better for the old lady to make attempt to enjoy that delicious pepper soup, than for her to just SIDDON LOOK and miss the opportunity entirely! Na so we dey give David Alaba corner corner eyes of love back then, when we should have been more aggressive. Today we see the consequence. One of the best left backs the world has seen in the last 2 decades, is playing for Austria when it should have been Nigeria. The thing wey pain me pass is that Alaba actually wanted Nigeria so badly. It was always his dream to play for us. But we bungled it! At the last world cup, Alaba even came to the SE camp to cheer up our guys! The pictures are there on the internet. Google “DAVID ALABA SUPER EAGLES”, and the first pic you will see is Alaba wearing a Nigeria jersey with Leon Balogun standing beside him. As DP mentioned, Saka and his dad identified themselves as Nigerians and not British in a recent interview. What bigger hint do we need than that? Even if we use corner corner eyes of love method, if the babe take corner eye look you back, why would you continue to hesitate? It is unbelievable that Nigeria have not approached this guy yet. If our NFF scouts do the needful and approach him, then he can make a decision. As it stands, Nigeria is not even in the picture, so if England come calling, he has no choice but to accept!
          With the scintillating performances the guy has been producing, make no mistake about it, he is already on Southgate’s radar. It is not our clamouring for him that will alert Southgate. So we should declare our interest and let the chips fall where they may! Let Saka know that with Nigeria, he has a truckload of world cups and Afcons to look forward to. Sell the Nigeria opportunity to him, and he will come. He already wants to. He just needs a little push.
          Saka is only 18, and is doing so well. Imagine how good this guy could become as he gets older. Time to bite the bullet, guys. Corner corner eyes of love is not the way forward in this instance. This situation calls for direct, aggressive, persistent toasting. Let’s get this guy!

           
          • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

            @ Pompei.
            Alaba’s case is completely different… absolutely different. The young boy came to Nigeria himself…even before he was ever selected by any Austrian national team. He was at Yemi Tella’s U17 camp, but because he refused “to do normal” a certain Matthew Edile (on man with small body) was picked ahead of him and Alaba duly returned to Austria and never looked back again.
            I’ve been hearing of saka a long time ago. He didn’t just come to our notice now….him, Tolaji Bola, Author Nwankwo have been in the news since they wey 14-15 year olds….that when we had our chance, but we would rather select old men masquerading as U17s than consider these guys in the diaspora. Saka has gone on to play for England U16s, represented England U17s at the world cup and has been a constant feature in their U18s and U19 teams. Even if he starts processing a switch now, we still can’t get him within the next one year. It’s even worse that the boy is hugging headlines in arsenal and the Euros are close.
            I will truly believe he is passionate about Nigeria if he gives them the “I want to concentrate on my club career first” excuse (which he gave in a recent interview on where his international alliegince lies) if he get invited to the 3 lions.
            Na today people dey tell pressmen say them be Nigerian…?
            Did Tomori not say same….did Tammy not say same….despite dinning with the NFF president in his own parlour and taking tons of selfies….did it stop them from dumping Nigeria….what about Eze who at a time was even in the eagles camp in London 3 years ago. Did he not prefer to go and sit on England U21 bench rather than play for the SE (even when he didn’t need any switch) many years after claiming he is a Naija boy tru and tru…?
            We should have learnt our lessons by now the media brouhaha never yeilds any results in our favour. Infact it only alerts the English to act faster. If we had not blown the precious cases open even before making any strides, we most probably would have had them in our kitty by now.

             
  • The lad’s dad made it known sometimes last year and the the dude also said he’s a Nigerian and not British. These comments from him and the dad show where his loyalty lies right now and one would have expected the NFF to be aggressive about having him commit his international future to Nigeria. Amaju is busy chasing Eze and Osayi who’re playing him. These guys want to use their performance in the championship to get a premiership club to sign them and probably bid their time to see if they will get a look in by the three lions and if things dont work out, they will now reconsider the SE. Jordon Ibe’s case comes to mind. Part of the aggressiveness will be to have players like Iwobi, Aina speak to this player and have Amaju to operate behind the scenes with the knowledge of GR and not overtly like hes been doing having dinners and taking pictures. This action spur the English press and especially Garethsouthgate who’s mission is to just cap any and every talented African born player in the premiership so as to discourage them from being lured to play for African teams. They’re still bitter for losing Zaha, Moses and Iwobi. You will not have the mischief maker, Odegbami to be part of this forward thinking, aggressiveness and write about having this boy in our team rather he continues to push for ideas that will rock the boat of the national team

     
  • Ayphillydegreat 8 months ago

    The boy is a sensationally prodigious talent. Nigeria should really try to get him now. Our left back position still begs some questions. Though Aina seems very capable to hold his own, but Nigeria needs a top talent like Saka who reminds me of Celestine Babayaro. Nigeria’s best ever left back / left wing back. I know a top talent when I see one and Saka is definitely a top talent that England might not want to lose to Nigeria. 

     
    • Mr Hush 8 months ago

      From I gather from the English press,they are pushing the usual narrative,trying to force Southgate to give a 3 lions invitation to Saka for the next international.

      I think if that happens we have lost a true gem. And this would be more hurtful than losing Abraham and Tomori,since we aren’t really spoilt for choice at the left side of our team.
      Saka could have filled in for the manageable Collins,so as to give Aina a breather.

      We need Saka as urgent as the word itself.

       
    • Pompei 8 months ago

      A prodigy indeed, Saka is. If we get him, our left back position is ok for the next decade. I would move Aina over to right back, his more natural position in my book. Man, Saka and Aina will do for us what Robertson and Alexander Arnold are doing for Liverpool 🙂
      The great thing about Saka is his versatility. Apart from left back, he can also be used as a left winger, or as a left wing back in a 3-5-2 formation. And he is also comfortable in a midfield role. His dribbling skills, football sense, and ability to shoot from distance have been on display in recent Arsenal matches. The guy is a real gem.

       
  • Let time decides,…hope this form continues..and continue into years ..Among all the kids we lost to the Western countries …na David Alaba pain me pass…Still miss that Brosssss joor

     
  • Omo9ja 8 months ago

    Blame nobody but NFF president and his troops. It is only in Nigeria that those we called to serve our nation were bigger than the country itself.

    In western world, those in power are the ones serving their countries not other way round.

    Mr. Pinnick took time out of no time to visits Tammy because he and his father were friends before they left Nigeria.

    Basically, we will continue losing players good to other Countries because Nigerians are not putting the right people in our system.

    I have discovered so many young talented players and goalkeepers but NFF are not helping the situation.

    I’m pretty sure that everyone of us on this forum knows better than those people in charge of our sports.

    The only person that is working tirelessly now is the new sports Minister, Mr. Dare.

    Hopefully, NFF will wake up and make a move to snatch Sake from England. For now, it is not guaranteed that NFF will hire someone that will be scouting players for the team but we as citizens of the Country can do that free of charge if NFF can create an open site that every Nigerian can drop informations of the players they discover or they know that will add to the progress of the Super Eagles.

    This NFF have no vision. It is high time we let them know. We can rebuild Nigeria less than ten years but those in charge of our system won’t allow us to get the job done. It is very sad that Nigerian leaders are waiting talents every year. Oh well, what can I do? It is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Omo9ja 8 months ago

      Blame nobody but NFF president and his troops. It is only in Nigeria that those we called to serve our nation were bigger than the country itself.

      In western world, those in power are the ones serving their countries not other way round.

      Mr. Pinnick took time out of no time to visits Tammy because he and his father were friends before they left Nigeria.

      Basically, we will continue losing good players to other Countries because Nigerians are not putting the right people in our system.

      I have discovered so many young talented players and goalkeepers but NFF are not helping the situation.

      I’m pretty sure that everyone of us on this forum knows better than those people in charge of our sports.

      The only person that is working tirelessly now is the new sports Minister, Mr. Dare.

      Hopefully, NFF will wake up and make a move to snatch Saka from England. For now, it is not guaranteed that NFF will hire someone that will be scouting players for the team but we as citizens of the Country can do that free of charge if NFF can create an open site that every Nigerian can drop informations of the players they discover or they know that will add to the progress of the Super Eagles.

      This NFF have no vision. It is high time we let them know. We can rebuild Nigeria less than ten years but those in charge of our system won’t allow us to get the job done. It is very sad that Nigerian leaders are waisting talents every year. Oh well, what can I do? It is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
  • Omo9ja 8 months ago

    Terem Moffi: Rohr, this is your brand-new battering ram

    Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr could take a vacation now that the new ram Terem Moffi is here, IKENWA NNABUOGOR assures…

    Gernot Rohr could be settling for a brand-new pair of sharp legs in the newest sensation in the Belgian Jupiler League Terem Moffi as Eagles resume international duties beginning with the 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone next month.

    Moffi, 20, refused to leave his young feet off the throttle in Belgium as he arrived with a massive goal-banger tag from less fancied Lithuania where he emerged as one of the leading scorers.

    The son of former Enugu Rangers’ goalkeeper, Leo Moffi, had just hit Europe three years ago and wasted no time in settling down to goal-scoring business and Belgian side KV Kotrijk grabbed the red-hot striker ahead of other suitors to continue the act he knows best and he has not disappointed yet.

    Terem Moffi: Rohr, this is your brand-new battering ram

     
    Terem Moffi has already caught the eye with his goals in Belgium

    Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr could take a vacation now that the new ram Terem Moffi is here, IKENWA NNABUOGOR assures…

    Gernot Rohr could be settling for a brand-new pair of sharp legs in the newest sensation in the Belgian Jupiler League Terem Moffi as Eagles resume international duties beginning with the 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone next month.

    Moffi, 20, refused to leave his young feet off the throttle in Belgium as he arrived with a massive goal-banger tag from less fancied Lithuania where he emerged as one of the leading scorers.

    The son of former Enugu Rangers’ goalkeeper, Leo Moffi, had just hit Europe three years ago and wasted no time in settling down to goal-scoring business and Belgian side KV Kotrijk grabbed the red-hot striker ahead of other suitors to continue the act he knows best and he has not disappointed yet.

    Terem Moffi scored 20 goals last season in Lithuania

    True to type, his incredible goal haul in obscure Lithuania was nowhere a fluke as he responded gamely netting three times in five appearances thus far for the struggling side, who also have two other Nigerians in their ranks – Imoh Ezekiel and Abduljaleel Ajagun.

    Just before the World Cup in Russia two years ago, Rohr had sounded out he was looking for a battering ram to ram Eagles way to the final, but Ahmed Musa and company could not lift Nigeria beyond the group stage.

    The hostilities begin again next month as Eagles will be looking forward to flying to Cameroon for AFCON in 2021 and Qatar World Cup 2022 and it appears his ‘ram’ business is still unfinished.

    Moffi appears to fit the bill for the ram Rohr has been looking for and should the coach revisit the ram talk again, the KV Kotrijk striker could get a well-deserved look-in.

    Moffi (middle) flanked by Ajagun (left) and Imoh Ezekiel at KV Kortrijk

    Rohr will be relying on the feet of Victor Osimhen, Ahmed Musa, Simon Moses, Samuel Kalu and Samuel Chukwueze for goals.

    Osimhen has responded admirably with goals following the shock and sudden retirement from international football by Odion Ighalo, but a few more goal scoring feet will be good for the country.

    Interestingly, Moffi missed out on the Golden Eaglets Class of 2015 when Osimhen was considered ahead of him for the trip to Chile.

    Moffi, only 20, has now hogged the headlines for the right reasons and a well-deserved Eagles call-up could do his confidence a world of good.

    The more, they say, the merrier as blooding the youngster into the Eagles ranks will rock competition for striker’s shirt sky high and it will be all good for the Eagles.

    Moffi in Team of Week in Belgium

    Having arrived in January 2020, Moffi has already been in the Jupiler League Team of the Week to underline his class in front of goal.

    A left-footed centre-forward, Moffi got the real definition of a ram rapped around him – he’s big, strong, skillful, daring and full of running.

    Just like Daniel ‘Da Bull’ Amokachi, who also started his Euro career in Belgium, with whom Moffi draws almost similar comparisons, Moffi could be on his way to bigger things as well.

    New star of KVK Terem

    Surely, Eagles chance will be all good for this youngster.

    Who knows he could be ramming away in an Eagles shirt in the near future?

    You can bet that the top clubs in Europe will soon be lining up for his signature going by what he has already shown.

    God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

      Thank you for sharing that editorial from scorenigeria.com, I am patiently waiting for the day you will come here to lie to us that you were the one who discovered Terem Moffi too. LMAO

       
      • Omo9ja 8 months ago

        Ahahaha, this Dr. Drey is very funny lolz. You can see that I didn’t say anything about Terem Moffi.

        This should tell you and Oga Rohr to give this guy a chance. As you know, I have discovered many players for Super Eagles but you and your group
        refused to appreciate my effort lolz.

        For example, you are enjoying watching Aribo in Green and White Nigeria colour and happy but you decided not to appreciate me?

        It is well. God bless Nigeria!!!

         
        • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

          Hehehehehe….Clap for yourself.

          You discovered Aribo truly, LMAO…. after he started making headlines.

          It is only you that DISCOVERS players not before they hit the limelight but after they have hit the limelight (and the whole world has seen them) and even played in continental competitions..Lolz

          That is why I said I am patiently waiting for the day you will come here to lie to us that you were the one who discovered Terem Moffi too.