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Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka pleased with great opportunity.

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

Arsenal ace Saka says the Man City draw with Everton gave us motivation.

Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka expressed his delight after the Gunners moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with a deserved win at Brighton.

Mikel Arteta's boys performed well against the Seagulls in a hugely entertaining match that ended 4-2 on New Year's Eve at the Amex Stadium.

The Gunners wasted no time taking advantage of Manchester City's 1-1 draw against struggling Everton at the Etihad Stadium earlier on Saturday to affirm their stance at the top of the English top-flight table.

However, Saka, who opened the scoring inside two minutes on the south coast, says the Arsenal stars are getting carried away with their current league stand, rather they are focussed on the next game against Newcastle Tuesday[January 3rd].

Speaking to Sky Sports about the Gunners being seven points clear, Bukayo said: "[It] sounds amazing. Of course, at the start of the season if you asked us if we wanted this we would bite your hand off. We are really happy."

"There was big emphasis. We know how hard it is to come here and the weather as well - it wasn't easy. That goal nice and early set us up. I couldn't believe it fell for me. I just had to try and show some composure."

And on Arsenal's chances in the rest of the season, the 22-year-old answered: "It is a great opportunity we have - a great place we have put ourselves in. We are not focusing on that now. We are focusing on the next game because we know how well Newcastle have been playing."

When asked about Man City playing out a 1-1 draw with Everton, he said BBC Sport: "We just try and focus on ourselves but when we heard that result it gave us extra motivation to try and press on and get a result."

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