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Arsenal youth Bukayo Saka looks back on an incredible week as he signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners and clinched his first Premier League goal

Arsenal youth Bukayo Saka looks back on an incredible week as he signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners and clinched his first Premier League goal

Mikel Arteta said his Arsenal team were “alive” after their Wolves victory while Bukayo Saka celebrated an unforgettable week – which included a new contract and his first Premier League goal.

The 18-year-old caught the eye of his performance this season and was awarded a new contract on Wednesday before being awarded a fresh start in the league for the 2-0 victory over the Wolves on Saturday.

He repaid the two testimonies of faith with a wonderful goal to give Arsenal the lead just before the break, beating a home volley for their first Premier League goal.

It closed a few wonderful days for the teenager, who recounted Sky Sports: “It’s been a week that I will remember my whole life.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights of Arsenal’s victory over Wolves in the Premier League

FREE TO WATCH: Highlights of Arsenal’s victory over Wolves in the Premier League

“It has been a great week not only for me, but for Arsenal fans. You can see what the manager is building and we are really delighted with the results we are getting and that I can link my future here.

“I am 18 years old and it has been a dream to play for this club. I came from the academy this season so I feel like I have to take it game by game. Wherever the boss puts me, I have to try my best. I am so grateful to be here. ”

His goal brought Arsenal a 2-0 victory at Molineux – their second consecutive Premier League away victory and their fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.

Saka added: “This is a very big result. We know how good wolves are, we knew how difficult it was going to be here. We fought for each ball, we fought for each duel and we are delighted to win. We just want to keep building momentum.

Wednesday, 18-year-old signs new deal with Arsenal

Wednesday, 18-year-old signs new deal with Arsenal

“I know KT [Kieran Tierney], I know where he likes to cross it … I expected the ball to come to the edge of the box so I made sure I was there. When I got the ball, I knew that at the far post was where the gaps were going to be and I just tried to guide it over there. Fortunately, it was a good finish and it came in.

“We fought together and I have the impression that this is why we crossed the line today. The submarines that helped us helped us so much and gave us a boost. It feels like we are more together. “

Redknapp: Saka a joy to watch

Bukayo Saka is a “joy to watch”, says Jamie Redknapp

Bukayo Saka is a “joy to watch”, says Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp was joined by Ashley Cole in the Sky Sports studio to watch the match, and greeted Saka and Arsenal.

Redknapp said, “I’m so happy for Saka. It is a joy to watch and with a new contract, what a week for him. It’s not conventionally the best volley we’ve ever seen, but it’s really a good one. It works for him.

“This is probably one of the biggest wins since we restarted the Premier League. It was a good performance and to some extent not the kind that we associate with Arsenal; they were pursued defensively and they have this quality when [Alexandre] Lacazette arrives. ”

The former defender of Arsenal Cole added: “Looking at the interview with Saka, he has the impression that Arsenal is his home and that he is a young child. I think the group they have around him with very young players makes him feel welcome and at home, so I bet Arsenal fans are buzzing that he signed and he definitely looks like the to come up. ”

Arteta: This team is alive

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Mikel Arteta was delighted with the performance of his team and thinks his young team is about to become something special

Mikel Arteta was delighted with the performance of his team and thinks his young team is about to become something special

The victory puts Arsenal in contention for a European place – currently seventh and three points behind the Wolves – and Mikel Arteta was delighted with the fight his team showed on Saturday.

“I am delighted with the performance, the change brought by the players, the energy we played, the fight for each ball from the first minute to the last minute of each player who touched the grass. This is what we are demanding, “he said. Sky Sports.

“There were a few moments that were good in the game, the goals we scored were also very good. We have moments that we need to improve, how we manage the games and how we better dictate the games, mainly in the second half. but we will get there.

“At least the spirit and the way everyone approaches the game, they go at full throttle with each ball.

“The [the result] gives us a boost, it gives us momentum and it’s four wins in a row, which is not easy to do with all the situations and circumstances we have had. We will try to recover to go against Leicester again and try to win a match, that is all we can do.

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“This team is alive and it will be when they enjoy suffering together and if they can do it, good things will come their way.” ”

Speaking of Saka, he added: “It was a difficult first half in this position that I asked him to play, he struggled a bit. But he found the right time and that’s what he can do. Whenever he is in the box, he is a very dangerous player and he was rewarded with a goal, he did not bow his head, he continued to work and helped the team to gain points. ”

Nuno: The position in the league does not change us

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Nuno Espirito Santo said wolves need to learn from their defeat at Arsenal and go back to doing what they have done so well all season

Nuno Espirito Santo said wolves must learn from their defeat at Arsenal and go back to doing what they have done so well all season

For the Wolves, it was their first loss in eight Premier League games and their only loss since the restart, which put a brake on their ranking in the top four.

But manager Nuno Espirito Santo said the league’s position coupled with other results from the teams around them will not change the way they approach the final games of the season.

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“It was a balanced first half. I think the two teams were organized, in good possession, not too many chances except for a moment when we lose a little of our organization and our concentration and when Arsenal scored, “he said. . Sky Sports.

“In the second half, I think we started better. We started pressing and putting Arsenal deep in the field, creating chances or a time when we could go for the draw, but we knew that as the match progressed, it became dangerous in the La counterattack and Arsenal have good players. It wasn’t the best of games, but the work was there, so let’s go for the next one.

“It doesn’t change the way we look at it. Other results and the picture is not what guides us, what guides us, it’s how we did things today and we wanted to do things we couldn’t do. Credit to Arsenal but we need to improve our circulation much faster and not focus on anything else, just focus on how we want to do things and prepare for the next challenge. ”

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