‘Really, really good’ Arsenal player ‘disappointed’, says Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has told BBC Sport that Bukayo Saka was disappointed not to score a hat-trick against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Saka scored two goals and gave an assist for Arsenal in the London derby against Palace.

Arsenal won the Premier League game with ease.

The 21-year-old England international forward was arguably the best player on the.

Arteta has raved about Saka and has said that the youngster was really impressed.

The Arsenal boss has added that the youngster was disappointed not to have scored another goal and completed his hat-trick.

Mikel Arteta on Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka v Crystal Palace

Arteta said about Saka on BBC Sport: “He was disappointed not to get a hat-trick. That is what we need.

“We need our front players firing and making the difference and today they did that again.”

The Arsenal boss added on the club’s official website: “I think the team did really well and we obviously have individuals that excel to be at the level that we want, but he was really, really good today again, affecting the result with his contribution, especially in the opponent’s box, so I’m really happy.”

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In our view, that Bukayo Saka was disappointed not to score a hat-trick shows the Arsenal forward’s mindset.

Now, Saka is a winger, but that he wants to score goals shows how hungry he is to do more for the team.

The England international forward now clearly has a taste for goals.

And that shows that he is always willing to improve and add facets to his game.

And Arsenal will be a better team for it.

Saka has scored 12 goals and given 10 assists in 28 Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far this season.

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