It has been two years since Bukayo Saka broke into the scene for Arsenal as a prospective talent and he has never looked back since then. The England international has produced 22 goals and 21 assists in all competitions for the Gunners since the 2019/20 season. During this time, he has also managed to pick up an FA Cup trophy and a Community Shield with Arteta’s men.
The 20-year-old’s rise at Arsenal propelled him into the England National team as he played a key role in the side reaching Euro 2020 final and also qualifying for the Qatar World Cup.
Perhaps one of the most pivotal moments in his career so far came while on international duty when he missed the decisive penalty in the shootout against Italy in the final of the Euros. The teenager found himself on the receiving end of some vile racial abuse from disgruntled England supporters online.
In the aftermath, Saka received heavy support and plaudits from football fans all over the world and the Englishman did well to recover as he has been on exceptional form for Arsenal since then and has also become a fan favourite in the Premier League at such an early stage in his career.
Arsenal No. 7 has increasingly taken on his public persona as a celebrity recently as he was spotted presenting an award at the 42nd Annual Brit Awards in London back in February. Saka received a huge round of applause from even a very non-football crowd as he walked onto the stage.
Saka has Londoners on his feet
It looks like there has been no shortage of support and fan following around the player as he was spotted being greeted by a large crowd on his day out in London on Friday. Via fan-cam footage on Twitter, Saka can be seen surrounded by a sea of fans as he touches down in the Westway area of London. In the video, Saka is seen walking by with his entourage while fans behind blockades are screaming and shouting his name.
This large amount of fanfare around the player would be a welcome turnaround for Saka from the events of the Euro 2020 final. With fans now showing love on the pitch and on the streets for the Englishman, it might not be long before the Arsenal man obtains the title of Premier League’s franchise player.