Ekoku Impressed With Versatile Saka

Brighton & Hove Albion  claimed a massive victory on Saturday, coming from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1  at the AMEX stadium for their first win this decade.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta named starlet Bukayo Saka in his starting lineup, with the Hale End Academy product playing as a left midfielder while Sead Kolašinac slotted in at left-back.
The Anglo-Nigerian teenager looked lively in the first half and came close to breaking the deadlock when he rattled the woodwork with a shot from the edge of the area with his weaker right foot.
On thirty two minutes, Alexandre Lacazette’s diving header was saved by Brighton goalkeeper Matthew Ryan after a delightful ball from Saka.
Nicolas Pepe, assisted by Saka, opened the scoring midway through the second half, Lewis Dunk scrambled over the line to make it 1-1 with fifteen minutes left, before Neal Maupay’s injury time winner secured an unlikely win for the Seagulls.
Reacting to the youngster’s performance, Norwich legend  Efan Ekoku admitted to being impressed with the versatility of the Gunners number 77.
“Certainly a versatile young player, great to see that young kids are given their chance, opportunity to play and to develop as well,” Ekoku said on Saka.

For a big club like Arsenal to have too many of them in the team at the same time when results are not great, the feeling is not so good. It is difficult for them to take the chance.”

Ninth on the table with 40 points from 30 matches, Arsenal are guests to Southampton in their next fixture on Thursday, June 25.


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