Bukayo Saka made history on Wednesday night by scoring in the Gunners' 3-0 win over Everton at Emirates. The 21-year-old winger Premier League goals and assists contribution to 50, becoming the second youngest player in the club's history to attain the milestone.
On Tuesday Arsenal were finally able to play their remaining outstanding game, welcoming a resurgent Everton side to their home ground. Having suffered a shock defeat against the Toffees at the beginning of February, the hosts were poised to get their revenge in order to extend their lead atop the atop the league table.
Following a rather slow start, Arsenal eventually got into their groove and were able to break the deadlock in the 40th minute. Bukayo Saka was the man to draw first blood, getting on the end of Zinchenko through pass and smashing the ball into the roof of the net.
With the strike, the England international took his goal and assist contribution for the Gunners to 50, becoming the second youngest player after Cesc Fabregas to reach the milestone. Five minutes later, Saka was called into action again, this time assisting Gabriel Martinelli for Arsenal's second. The latter will go on to score another in the second half, with Martin Odegaard also getting on the scoresheet in what was an emphatic win for the Gunners.
50 - Bukayo Saka has become the sixth-youngest player in Premier League history to reach 50 goals+assists in the competition, after Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Robbie Fowler, Cesc Fàbregas and Chris Sutton. Jewel. pic.twitter.com/JFRVnK4BX8— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2023
Meanwhile the night's win over Everton meant that Arsenal are the first ever team in the history of English football to record 100 wins against a single opponent. Mikel Arteta's side is now five points above second-placed Manchester City ahead of the weekend's clash with Bournemouth.
3/4 - Three of the four highest scoring players in Europe's top five leagues this season aged 21 or younger are contracted to Arsenal:— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2023
15 - Folarin Balogun
11 - Gabriel Martinelli
11 - Jamal Musiala
10 - Bukayo Saka