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Bukayo Saka breaks 1987 record thanks to goal scored against Bournemouth

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka was on the score sheet in their game against Bournemouth and the young star has gone into the club’s history books.



( Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka / Photo via Getty )

Bukayo Saka’s impressive performance in Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth not only contributed to the team’s success but also etched his name in the club’s history books. With his penalty goal against the Cherries, Saka reached an impressive milestone, becoming the youngest Arsenal player to score 20 goals in a season in all competitions since Martin Hayes achieved the feat in the 1986-87 campaign.

“Bukayo Saka (22y 242d) is the youngest player to reach 20 goals in a season for Arsenal in all competitions since Martin Hayes in 1986-87 (21y 30d),” the record confirms, highlighting the young winger’s exceptional talent and contribution to the team.

Saka’s rise to prominence has been remarkable. From his breakthrough season in 2019-20 to becoming a key figure in Mikel Arteta’s squad, the 22-year-old has consistently demonstrated his ability to create scoring opportunities, provide assists, and find the back of the net himself.

His versatility and ability to play on either wing or as an attacking midfielder make him a valuable asset to the team. His pace, dribbling skills, and composure in front of goal have earned him plaudits from fans and pundits alike, and his record-breaking achievement further solidifies his status as one of Arsenal’s brightest stars.

As Arsenal continues its pursuit of the Premier League title, Saka’s contributions will undoubtedly play a crucial role. His ability to create and score goals, combined with his youthful energy and determination, make him a force to be reckoned with on the field.

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