Bukayo Saka scored the third in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday, and he made an amusing comment about his goal afterwards.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Emile Smith Rowe, Alexandre Lacazette, and Hector Bellerin after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Emile Smith Rowe, Alexandre Lacazette, and Hector Bellerin after scoring his team’s third goal on December 26, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Boyers – Pool/Getty Images)

11 minutes into the second half, Bukayo Saka put Arsenal 3-0 up with a looping right-footed effort from a tight angle just inside the box.

The technique was so difficult, particularly on his weak foot, that many viewers wondered whether the teenager meant it at all. It almost looked like a mis-hit cross that happened to find the net.

But Saka wasn’t having any of that. When asked by reporters after the game, he responded with a cheeky grin on his face that “of course” he meant it, as he saw the goalkeeper “was off his line”.

Writing on Twitter afterwards, Saka reaffirmed that same sentiment.

It’s mostly just nice to see Saka with something to smile about. He’s been one of the bright sparks of a very disappointing recent run of results, and he deserves to be celebrating a goal in a win – whether he meant it or not.

Previous articleArsenal defender’s agent holds positive meeting with foreign club
Next articleTop 10 Arsenal goals of 2020
Arsenal fan since a young age, now a season ticket holder who enjoys writing, tweeting and making videos about the Gunners.