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Saka On Target As Arsenal Beat Wolves To Keep UCL Qualification Hopes Alive

Saka On Target As Arsenal Beat Wolves To Keep UCL Qualification Hopes Alive

Bukayo Saka scored his first ever Premier League goal as Arsenal kept up their hopes of Champions League football with a 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux, Completesports.com reports.

Substitute Alexandre Lacazette doubled Arsenal’s lead to score a Premier League away goal for the first time since February 2019.

Saka is the seventh-youngest player to score a Premier League goal for Arsenal in the club’s history.

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Wolves dominated the first-half possession, with Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves to the fore.

But it was Arsenal who had the best opportunity to take the lead after 35 minutes but Eddie Nketiah was denied as his snap shot was stopped by a combination of Rui Patricio and the post.

However, Saka made no mistake two minutes before the break, arriving into the penalty area to meet Kieran Tierney’s deflected cross and hammered it past Patricio.

In the 64th minute Adama Traore was played clean through on goal only for him to harmlessly chip his shot over the crossbar.

And in the 86th minute Arsenal secured the three points thanks to Lacazette as his smartly-taken finish, handed his side their first away win against a top-half opponent this season, and ensured a fourth straight victory for Arteta’s men.

The Gunners have now kept back-to-back Premier League clean sheets away from home for the first time since February 2016. 

The defeat was Wolves first since January 2020.

Arsenal are now seventh on 49 points and are six points away from fourth position.

By James Agberebi  

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  • Prince 1 year ago

    ABEG !!!


    • GLORY 1 year ago

      @ Prince, pls what stops Saka from declaring openly? Afterall he is already secured a long time contract with a top Premiership club,so no excuse of fear of not getting a contract by declaring for Nigeria. We should not allow ourselves become laughing stock all over England sporting media again pls. Players should themselves declare openly before we go for them.

      • Prince 1 year ago

        Bros, must a 19 yr old openly declare that he wants to play for the Mighty Super Eagles…or is it not proper for our very own officials to make a move for him to come and play for his motherland?

        I sincerely believe that our foreign-born and raised players should be approached and encouraged to come play for us.
        If they refuse the offer then he will not come forth in the future and say he wasn’t approached to play for us.
        A young teen like him should be encouraged and lured to play for us.

        “if you be Guy and you see babe wey you like…you go begin toast her to win her abi?….if you wait, another sharp guy go carry her go fa!!!”

        We need a gem like Saka in our current Super Eagles squad…He will be a GREAT player !!!

        My thoughts though!!!

        • GLORY 1 year ago

          @ Prince approaching these players, our officials have been doing, with the recent ones being Eze, Tammy,Tomori, Phil Billings. You only need to be around of some of these players n their friends to see how they make a laugh of Nigeria’s attempt to get them especially when the English media start singing their praise. Nigeria has suddenly become an object of mockery because of such approach which always gets turned down by these players who go begging for England call up. Left to me, I will never go begging for any player but will make it known that every good player is welcomed.

          • GLORY 1 year ago

            We must understand the negative effects turning down Nigeria’s approach is having on other national team players who then feel a sense of disrespect n 2nd class. You said a 19 year. Are you for real? And he plays for Arsenal. Broda man pls get real. Saka has mouth to declare as you will hear him do when England comes calling. Nigeria is bigger than anyone n must never be dragged in the mud irrespective of our challenges.

          • Oakfield 1 year ago

            Tomori once said after he received an invite to the English team that “he is happy to be with the lions, what a great feeling”. This statement was made when the nff and rohr tried to lure him to the se. Saying he was happy to be with lions means invariably that we were seem as pussy cats and wouldn’t want to pitch his tent with us. What an insult! This is the kinda mentality these boys (with the exception of a few) have about the se. As a result, rohr made it very clear that any player who really desires to o play for us should make a declaration just like dressers did and not the nff chasing after them. I believe the nff and rohr might have gotten in touch with him but for someone to make the impression that we should go begging him is really absurd! The se is bigger than anybody as rohr rightly said, hence, will not beg anybody to come play for us. They should learn from what has happened to others and make the right decision. Sydney Sam is currently living with the regrets of turning down the offer to play for us. Tomori, after making that useless statement has been sitting on the bench ever since and may never get the chance to play senior national team football. Abraham for the next foreseeable future would be used as a backup which eventually will take him down the pecking order on a short while. So @prince, we aint gonna beg him to play for us, we don’t and will never lack talents.

          • Prince 1 year ago

            @ Glory & Oakfield;
            I don’t usually respond to comments from fellow brothers here but I took an exception because you halla @ me.
            So let me throw more light…and probably my final respond.

            You mentioned how the likes of Eze, Tammy,Tomori, Phil Billings and co have being approached and they made a jest of us, abi?…..How come you forgot to mention Iwobi, Dessers, Ebuehi, Aribo, Aina and how they have kicked off as prominent internationals ?
            Are there any difference to their status presently? Ofcourse and A BIG ONE!!!

            I believe if the likes of Tammy and Tomori have a second chance to turn the hands of time, they would have chosen to be capped by one of African’s greats – The Super Eagles!!

            I have followed Saka for a couple years now and he is very much like Iwobi…this Lad is humble and surrounded by a well cultured family!!!

            I will advise NFF and other various sport handlers to always seek and lure our foreign born and raised children to come represent us.
            The fact that they are born and overseas must not exclude them their rights to represent their roots and origin!!! But we have to trend nicely and with good words to their families and representatives!
            Let’s approached them and the wise and chosen ones will definitely honour such approach and recognition!!!

            My cousin is based in Toronto, Canada and their 12 yr old daughter is currently in a good program run by a big soccer club there!!!
            Right from her grade 3, there has being various school programs, indoors events during winter, summer soccer clinics and training, govt organised competitions, trips, provincial sports funding, sporting allowances and whole lots that has being put in place to get her exposed, nurtured and develop in her soccer Technics as well as keep her education going.

            If she sticks to playing soccer at the highest level and emerge as a rising starlet in the coming years, don’t you think and believe it is Nigeria and NFF duty and responsibility to approach her family and start to lure her to come and play for the Super Falcon and represent us?
            Will you have a 100% chance waiting for her to come and openly declare her allegiance and commitment to a nation that never spent a single kobo in her development?

            It is time we keep our myopic and mediocrity way of seeing things and be positive for once!!!


            If our country has being better, the likes of Saka and co would have being born and raised in NIGERIA!!!

            I rest ma case!!!

  • Prince 1 year ago





  • Pompei 1 year ago

    If Saka elects to play for Nigeria, he is good enough to walk right into Rohr’s starting line up, despite his age. The boy is top, top quality. Saka on the left wing will be a dream come true for the likes of Osimhen and the other strikers. They will enjoy a constant supply of quality assists. Hopefully, Southgate will look elsewhere, and be content with Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Harvey Barnes, Mason Mount, and the rest of the other good English players, and LEAVE SAKA FOR US.

  • Kingston 1 year ago

    Is saka better than chukwueze that he will walk straight into our first eleven?for me no.when chukwueze goes to a better team maybe we will start to recognize how good that lad is.

    • Unique 1 year ago

      I concur with you. The one area Saka is more productive than Chukweze is his technical ability and vision to create chances for team-mates

    • Pompei 1 year ago

      Saka’s versatility allows him to play in several positions. Saka can play as a left winger, left back, left wing back, or in the midfield, and he is good enough to start in any of these positions.

  • Sean 1 year ago

    England will call this boy soon and it will be a big test for him.
    He’s in the level of Barkley, Ali and Alaba, players with exceptional skills like that can’t be overlooked by big Team. Wherever he plays, I just wish him well.

  • Sean 1 year ago

    This issue of saka shouldn’t be a debate at all. We have read it here and other websites times without number that they’ve met saka even discussed with the father. They even invited him as a guest for the two qualifiers that were postponed. Saka himself once came out to disown Ghana and even claimed he speaks Yoruba fluently. This guy’s heart is here but the pressure from English press, fans , ex players and coaches is my concern.
    This guy might bow to it if it’s too much.

  • Lord AMO 1 year ago

    Chukwueze has been brilliant thus far against Barca.  Very disciplined and decisive play including the defense splitting pass that led to the first gaol for villareal.  

    Im watching this match with tension.  Very exciting match so far

  • Pompei 1 year ago

    Barca 4 Villareal 1. Although they played well, Villareal were outclassed. The quality of the Barca team, especially Messi, Suarez and Griezmann, was just a mountain too tall to climb. Look at the Messi-Grieszmann combination play that resulted in the delightful chipped goal by Grieszmann. Obviously, Villareal were up against better a opponent, and in a situation like this, there is not much you can do to prevent the inevitable. You can try to postpone, or mitigate the damage with tactics, but in the end, the better team usually carries the day.
    Chukwueze did what he could, and to his credit, he started the move that resulted in their only goal of the day.
    When you look at the top left footed players the game has produced, players like Maradona, Messi, Robben, Hagi, and others, Chukwueze is not far away from these guys in terms of quality. Among other things, the missing element in Chukwueze’s game is END PRODUCT. The skill is there in abundance, the energy is there, the intelligence is there. He just has to start making the RIGHT DECISIONS CONSISTENTLY and producing more GOALS AND ASSISTS. He needs to learn to shoot and cross the ball well with both feet. Learning to do this will make him unplayable. He also needs to be more team oriented. Use his skills for the benefit of the team. Sometimes, a quick, intelligent pass can do a lot more damage than dribbling. Chukwueze needs to be better with his decision making.
    If he can make these adjustments to his game, his full potential will be realized.

  • Mr.Rohr,Yobo, Iwobi and Nff should please approach this young Star. We need him in our super eagles. Nff should meet with his family. They should not give up to approach our foreign born players. Those that are for us will honour us but they must be approach first. Not everyone are as wise as Dessers and co. Remember we approach players like Iwobi, Victor MOSES, Ekong, Ejiara, Aribo, Balogun, Semi Ajayi and co. And they are blessings to us.Nff and our Super eagles Coach should not give up. Now we need Saka they should go for him now before is late.