BUKAYO Saka has capped a memorable week by scoring his first-ever Premier League goal as Arsenal beat Wolves 2-0 tonight (Saturday) to keep alive their “impossible” hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
The 18-year-old winger marked the new four-year deal he signed on Wednesday with a left-foot volley just before the break opening the scoring at Molineux.
Bukayo Saka’s first league goal and Alexandre Lacazette ‘s late effort gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory Saturday afternoon at Wolves.
To retain an unlikely challenge for a spot in the Champions League, Arsenal needed a win while Wolves would theoretically have risen to fourth with a huge result.
But Arsenal, with the youngsters Eddie Nketiah and Saka-fresh from signing a new deal to stay with the team-were the most dangerous players on the field in the first half, with the 18-year-old volleying his side ahead just before the end of the time.
In the second half, Nuno Espirito Santo put Diogo Jota and teed Adama Traore up for a great chance he could just chip over the wall.
Lacazette then scored late to give Mikel Arteta ‘s side a comfortable win that will do all it takes to boost their fragile trust. Two wins against Leicester in their next games and Spurs could then turn their season.
The win leaves Arsenal six points behind this elusive fifth position in the Premier League table – which could provide a place at next season’s top table for European football.