Bukayo Saka breaks six-year cycle for Arsenal & emulates Alexis Sanchez by reaching 10 goals & assists

Bukayo Saka Arsenal Crystal Palace 2022-23Getty
  • Home-grown star shining for Gunners
  • Caught the eye again versus Palace
  • End product has matched Chilean forward

WHAT HAPPENED? The Gunners forward, who has been in sparkling form this season, reached that notable milestone during a Premier League outing against Crystal Palace. Having been a reliable source of end product for Mikel Arteta’s side across their bid for a domestic title, the 21-year-old doubled Arsenal’s lead against Palace when he beat the offside trap and slid a composed finish into the bottom corner – having already provided the cross from which Gabriel Martinelli broke the deadlock at Emirates Stadium.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Saka has been a talismanic presence for Arsenal throughout the 2022-23 campaign, but saw a four-match run without a goal brought to a close against Palace.

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WHAT NEXT? With the Gunners dominating for long periods against the Eagles - with Granit Xhaka adding a third for them early in the second half before Saka netted his second of the game - Arteta’s side are looking to extend their lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table to eight points.

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