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Saka, Smith Rowe Set Premier League Record In Arsenal’s Win Over Newcastle

Saka, Smith Rowe Set Premier League Record In Arsenal’s Win Over Newcastle

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe made Premier League history in Arsenal’s comfortable 3-0 win against Newcastle United on Monday night.

The youngsters were both heavily involved as Arsenal made light work off Steve Bruce’s side thanks to three second half goals, moving into the top half of the Premier League in the process.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put his recent goal worries behind him by netting twice, but it was the link-up between Smith Rowe and Saka which again caught the eye for most Gunners supporters as they watched on.

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Smith Rowe, 20, teed up his 19-year-old teammate for his third goal in his last five Premier League games on the hour mark, all of which have come via Smith Rowe assists.

That meant the pair became the very first English players to combine for as many as three Premier League goals before either one of them has reached the ripe old age of 21.

Saka’s impact on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team has been apparent for a few weeks now, but in Smith Rowe the Gunners boss appears to be nurturing a special talent who thrives in the No.10 position.

The 20-year-old is back at the club following loan spells at RB Leipzig and Huddersfield, and he says he’s determined to prove that Arteta is right to continue using him.

“I have been abroad and in the Championship and it developed me so much on and off the pitch,” he told Sky Sports.

“I feel I have grown and matured into a stronger and more confident person.

“The manager is giving me a chance now. I am so grateful and want to repay him and show him I am good enough to be in this team.”

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  • pompei 3 years ago

    This Saka that we are on the brink of losing to England, it’s painful ooo. The boy na player. Bonafide baller.
    Anyway, you can’t blame him. He has probably done his research, and sees the Super Eagles as bad market. O yes, from a purely business perspective, electing to kit up for Nigeria would be a poor decision! Painful to admit, but na so we see am.
    How can you argue with him, when the NFF are still owing the present squad bonuses from several years ago? 1994 Afcon winning Eagles are STILL WAITING for their entitlements. If he comes to play for us, standard football pitch nko, we no get. He will have to play on a millet farm. If he gets injured, he’s on his own. Why should he come and suffer with us, when he can have it so much better with England? Still wish he would chose Nigeria, because he’s such a good player. Fact is, our football administration needs a shot in the arm, otherwise players like Saka will continue to be out of reach.
    Which way Nigeria?

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