Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was full of admiration for Bukayo Saka after the Chelsea game in the Premier League on Wednesday after he sealed the 4-2 victory over the European champions with a successful penalty in the second minute of stoppage time.
The successful penalty ensured that Arsenal got back to winning ways in the league after a poor run of three straight defeats threatened to derail their target of qualifying for Champions League football this season. After a run of six wins in seven league games propelled them to fourth spot on the league table, Arsenal managed to lose to London rivals Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton thereby losing their grip on fourth spot and dropping two places to sixth spot. However, an impressive away win over the Blues has been able to reinforce their fight for a top-four place that will ensure qualification for Champions League football ahead of next season.
Arsenal are now in fifth spot and level on points with North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in fourth spot ahead of the final six games of the season for the two teams. Both Spurs and Arsenal are also scheduled to face each other in one of those games.