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Saka Reaches 50 for Arsenal, Outpaces Ronaldo’s Early Numbers

Saka reaches milestone at 22, joins the g elite company:

Arsenal academy graduate Bukayo Saka etched his name further in club history, netting his 50th and 51st goals in their commanding win over West Ham.

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Not only is he the youngest Arsenal player in the Premier League era to reach this mark, but his impressive numbers at just 22 place him among Europe’s top performers.

Early goals, lofty company:

Despite deflecting personal praise after the match, Saka’s achievement speaks volumes. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on December 02, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Manager Mikel Arteta lauded his consistency and impact at such a young age, highlighting his place alongside stars like Mbappe, Haaland, and Salah.

Even more remarkable, considering only the younger Jude Bellingham joins him in this prestigious company.

Durability and impact:

Concerns about overplaying the talented youngster haven’t deterred his rise.

Despite playing almost every Premier League game in the past three seasons, his tally now stands at 51 goals and 49 assists in 210 appearances.

Interestingly, this surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo’s record at the same stage of his career.

Saka’s dedication and consistent excellence under Arteta suggest a bright future for both the player and the d club.

While maintaining his workload remains a concern, his current trajectory positions him as a leading force in European football for years to come.