Anglo-Nigerian Bukayo Saka becomes Arsenal's assist king


Arsenal displayed class against Newcastle.

Busayo Saka.

Bukayo Saka dribbled past two players to set up one of the goals that ensured the Gunners returned to winning ways at Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.

The Anglo-Nigerian has become the player with the most assists this season for Arsenal following his impressive performance in their 4-0 victory over Newcastle United.

The 18-year-old delivered a brilliant performance in his 16th appearance his season as the Gunners returned to winning ways after they were held by Burnley last weekend.

After Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 54th minute, Saka then set up Ivory Coast’s Nicolas Pepe with a sumptuous pass to double the Gunners lead.

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He became the player with the most assists this season for the Emirates Stadium outfit and has the highest assists among Premier League teenagers this term.

Bukayo Saka has assisted eight goals in all competitions this season, two more than any teammate; he also has the most assists of any Premier League teenager this season.

Saka was also given The Man of the Match Award, with one assist, 91 percent passing accuracy and 7 crosses against Newcastle.