Arsenal continued their winning start to the 2020/21 Premier League season with three more points against West Ham United on Saturday evening.
The Gunners ground out a 2-1 win against David Moyes’ side, with goals coming courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette and second half substitute Eddie Nketiah.
Arsenal were fairly comfortable at 1-0, but conceded to Michail Antonio just seconds before the half-time whistle, which sparked a major improvement in the visitors for the second half.
West Ham had their chances but couldn’t make any of them count.
Despite the positive result, Arsenal will undoubtedly need to improve against Liverpool, with the Reds lying in wait next for Mikel Arteta’ side.
At the Emirates, new signing Gabriel once again caught the eye at the back for Arsenal.
But there was another man coming in for major plaudits onsocial media after the game.
Bukayo Saka was brought in for his first start ahead of the game by Arteta, and the teenager certianly repaid his manager’s faith.
The youngster was involved in both Arsenal goals, breaking the likes for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Dani Ceballos to provide assists on the goals.
It was a definite reminder what a brilliant young talent he is, and Arteta may find it difficult to leave him out going forwards:
Saka is just fantastic, he won’t get the assists but he made both goals. Everything I say about Aouar/Willian in terms of their ball reception between lines, ability to progress the ball in tight space, and close control. He has it all, best performance of that role under Arteta. pic.twitter.com/smHBwCevG9
— Dezildez (@Dezildezzz) September 19, 2020
Bukayo Saka is frighteningly good for a teenager. His intelligence both on and off the ball is incredible.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) September 19, 2020
Absolute baller ❤️❤️
— Lord Johnson 👑🇳🇬 (@efe_johnson) September 19, 2020
MOTM for me. Created both goals
— Amruh.M.T (@AmruhT) September 19, 2020
Chuck him Anywhere. Man will make a difference
— Sken2002 (@nevedh) September 19, 2020
Saka is special
His brain and game recognition is off the charts
— Clive (@clivepafc) September 19, 2020
Bukayo Saka is up there as the best youngster in the league man. So complete, so good.
— Bhavs (@bhavss14) September 19, 2020