Ecstatic Arsenal fans claim Bukayo Saka has turned into 'prime Arjen Robben' after the starlet dazzled again to score a brilliant opening goal in pulsating clash against runaway league leaders Manchester City
- Bukayo Saka scored the opening goal in Arsenal's defeat by Manchester City
- Starlet Saka picked up the ball inside the penalty area and then beat Ederson
- After impressing during the thriller, supporters began making comparisons
Mikel Arteta's side have impressed this season with academy graduate Saka one of their standout performers, and he dazzled once again this afternoon.
Despite the runaway league leaders looking to increase their advantage at the top, the tricky forward took matters into his own hands and netted a brilliant opener.
Arsenal fans have hailed Bukayo Saka as 'prime Arjen Robben' after his goal against Man City
Saka beautifully placed his effort across Ederson to open scoring in the thrilling showdown
He was also on the score sheet in the club's final two games of 2021, against Newcastle and Norwich, and was equally unerring after the turn of the year.
With 30 minutes on the clock, the home side pieced together a flowing move from the back, with Kieran Tierney then picking up the ball down the left.
Pulling off a clinical, cutting-edge pass, the full back picked out the feet of Saka, with his team-mate having made a clever dart into the penalty area.
The home side pieced together a superb move for the goal, which forward Saka finished off
Saka then stroked coolly across goalkeeper Ederson and into the far corner.
His moment of brilliance was quickly lauded on social media by fans in awe.
One Twitter user said: 'Saka is actually an Arjen Robben regen.'
'What a finish by Saka,' another wrote. 'He has added a new skill set to his game now. Turning into Robben.'
Meanwhile, a third simply posted: 'Love Saka. Superstar.'
'Saka is turning into Arjen Robben,' a fourth user said.
'Tears in my eyes. Arsenal's starboy is him.'
A fifth added: 'Saka is elite.'
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