Mikel Arteta named Saka as the club captain in the absence of Martin Odegaard against Sheffield United in the Premier League. Saka, who graduated from Arsenal’s youth system, was overwhelmed with joy after leading his team to a comprehensive 5-0 win.
WHAT THEY SAID: “I don’t really know how to describe it. You know me and you know where I’ve come from: the academy. To be at the front, leading the boys out today was just unbelievable. I’m lost for words – it’s hard to describe this feeling. It’s just amazing. I enjoyed it. It was a different experience,” he told the club’s official website.
“Obviously, I was learning on the job. Sometimes I didn’t know where I was supposed to be! But in the end, we played well, which was the most important thing. We got the three points.”