Teenage Nigerian Winger Receives The Highest Praise Possible From Arsenal Legend LjungbergPublished: September 25, 2018
Bukayo Saka has earned high praise from Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg after the winger scored his maiden goal for the Gunners U23 team in the Premier League 2 against Liverpool last Friday.
Saka has just turned 17 and although he hasn't yet debuted for the first team, the Swedish coach is excited about the talented Nigerian winger who inked a professional contract with the club this month.
Against Liverpool U23s, Saka's excellent finish into the bottom corner of the net gave Arsenal the lead before he provided the assist for Joe Willock's 79th minute goal.
''Bukayo is a great talent and played very, very well today,'' Arsenal U23 coach Ljungberg told Arsenal Player.
''We’ve given him 15 minutes here and 20 minutes there to help him get used to the tempo, the speed and strength of opponents, and he’s taken it in his stride.
''He’s just going to get better and better, keep his head down and keep on working.''
Last season, Saka scored 10 goals in total for Arsenal U18s in the U18 Premier League, FA Youth Cup and Premier League Cup.
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