Nigerian youngster reacts after making EPL debut for Arsenal

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 02/01/2019

Nigerian younster Bukayo Saka has reacted after making his Premier League debut for Arsenal in their 4-1 win over Fulham on Tuesday evening at Emirate Stadium.

The 17-year-old came off the substitutes bench to replace his fellow countryman Alex Iwobi in the 83rd minutes in Premier League encounter at Emirate Stadium and he becomes the first player born in 2001 to make an appearance in the top flight.

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Bukayo told the club official website "Right now I’m feeling so happy.

"I feel blessed to have made my debut and get minutes on the pitch. I just want to thank my family, my friends and everyone at the club who’s helped me to get to this stage.”

"It’s been a tough stage, a long stage, but through hard work and determination I managed to get here.”

"I’m not stopping now. I’m very hungry. I just want to work hard with every chance I get.”

"In training, I just want to impress the coach so I can get back on the pitch.”

Saka had previously made two appearances for Gunners in the Europa League late last year and has represented England at youth level where he currently plays for the Under-19s.