Arsenal's Bukayo Saka: "I'm trying to do my best when Arteta picks me."

Bukayo Saka's close-range header opened the scoring in Arsenal's Premier League win against Sheffield United on Sunday.


Bukayo Saka says he feels blessed after his display helped Arsenal seal a 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.


The Gunners prodigy broke the deadlock with a close-range header in the 61st minute of their Premier League clash against the Blades at the Emirates stadium.


The hosts increased the lead three minutes later through Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe, who made a brilliant solo run before calmly placing the ball into the net.


The Bramall Lane club halved the deficit when David McGoldrick scored with seven minutes to go but they didn't do enough to complete a comeback.


Speaking to Sky Sports, Saka admitted that he is trying to do his best 'to repay the trust' Arteta has shown in him


He said: "All the things that have happened to me. I feel blessed. I'm a happy man.


"I don't get a lot of headers but it fell perfectly for me. I told Hector what a cross it was. It is the kind of patterns we work on.


"I am trying to do my best when the boss picks me. I try to repay the trust.


"We gave so much credit to Sheffield United as they are a good side. We are happy to get the points."



Arsenal boss Arteta told BBC Sport: "It was hard today. A hard week, physiologically and psychologically. It takes a lot to play Liverpool twice. I knew it would be tricky today. A tricky team who are well organised. You need to know how to attack and not concede set-pieces.


"We scored two really good goals but in the Premier League if you don't score a third you need to hang in.


"The way he is dealing with everything coming so early is good. The maturity he is showing. He gets the call up and attention and to perform makes me really happy."


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