Arsenal loanee James Olayinka scored a fantastic goal for Southend United on Saturday, as they earned a point against Mansfield Town.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder James Olayinka has only scored good goals for Southend United this season, and Saturday was no exception.
The 20-year-old picked up the ball on the right touchline, playing a pass between two defenders and receiving the ball back after a lay-off. He then opened his body up and fired one into the top corner with his weaker left foot. You can watch it here from 0:20.
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Olayinka then had to come off with a knock in the 58th minute, and Mansfield levelled the scores after that. Hopefully, the injury is nothing too serious, because the young midfielder is clearly having a positive impact on a struggling Southend United side.
Goalscoring isn’t Olayinka’s primary attribute as a player, but it’s always good to get a few for your team when you can. Arsenal know that all too well, as they’ve scored zero league goals from central midfield this season and can’t win a game.