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Arsenal boy becomes the youngest player in EPL history to score and assist in a North London Derby

Nigerian-descent and England international, Bukayo Saka was in action for Arsenal today in their 6th game of the English premier league against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.

The young football talent was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous game and he was able to shine.

Bukayo Saka in the game started his third North London Derby thereby becoming the first player to start in as many before turning 21 since Gareth Bale in 2010.

The Arsenal football academy product was superb in the game as he scored against the Nuno Espirito Santos' side for the first time in his senior career, coupled with a brilliant assist which means he has now provided 20 assists across all competitions since the start of 2019/20 season more than any other Arsenal player.

Arsenal in the game were very impressive as they scored three straight goals in the first half to put the visitor behind at half time courtesy of goals from Emile Smith-Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka in the 12th, 28th and 34th minutes respectively.

The second half of the game was a bit tensed up as they both put up some more physical, tactical and technical displays but none was able to found the back of the net until the 79th minute when the visitor were able to put one back as a consolation goal as Heung-Min Son got on the score sheet to make it three goals to one.

After every other attempts from both sides to add more to the tally of the game, all proved abortive as it ended three goals to one at full time.

Aged 20 years and 21 days, Arsenal's Bukayo Saka is the youngest player in premier league history to score and assist in a North London Derby (previous Cesc Fabregas in September 2007).

Arsenal who lost their first three openers are now back on track with 100% record across all competitions since the return from international break.

The Mikel Arteta's side with the win now sit at the 10th spot on the table with 9 points in 6 games played and as such be hoping to keep the winning streaks going in their next fixture, so as to continue their pursuit in the competition.

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