Saka’s message to Arsenal teammate Bellerin after scoring vs Sheffield Utd

Bukayo Saka has given full credit to teammate Hector Bellerin for what he described as a "perfect" assist for his goal against Sheffield United.

The 19-year-old opened the scoring at Bramall Lane as Arsenal fought to a 2-1 victory over the Blades to make it three wins from a possible four so far this season.

It took the Gunners over an hour to find a breakthrough against Chris Wilder's side, who defended in numbers in a bid to pick up their first points of the season.

A slick passing move set Bellerin free down the right of the Blades' box though, before he clipped a delicious cross over to Saka at the back post to head in.

Speaking after the game, Saka said: "After I celebrated I told Hector what a cross it was because it was perfect.

"The type of patterns we work on in training everyday just to build up and attack the wide areas to get the crosses in.

"I made sure I was there at the back post and luckily it came to me."

Arsenal quickly doubled their advantage after Saka's opener, as Nicolas Pepe got his name on the scoresheet with an impressive goal.

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The Ivorian winger charged towards Sheffield Utd's box largely unchallenged, before opening up his body and guided a placed effort low into the far corner.

That looked likely to give Arsenal all three points, but the hosts had other ideas.

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Striker David McGoldrick curled in a fine left-footed effort with seven minutes remaining to grab his side's first goal of the campaign and add some pressure in the dying moments.

But Arsenal held firm and did enough to wrap up the win which lifted them up to fourth in the table.

Saka added: "We gave so much credit to Sheffield because they're such a good side.

"They made it really difficult for us today. We're just happy to get the win because we know what a tough side they are."

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