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Bukayo Saka: Age does not matter Arsenal can achieve anything

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Basking in the euphoria of Arsenal 5-star performance against Tottenham on Sunday, Nigeria born England international Bukayo Saka says the Gunners are capable of achieving anything.

Saka insists Arsenal’s north London derby victory over Tottenham proves they have what it takes to win silverware this season.

In Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, the Gunners had two academy graduates who both scored and assisted in the 3-1 win – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also on target before Son Heung-min struck a consolation for the visitors.

Arsenal had been bottom of the table ahead of September’s international break, while Spurs were sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League.

Sunday’s win, however, highlighted the change in fortune for the near-neighbours as Arsenal moved above their rivals.

While manager Mikel Arteta has faced criticism following three defeats at the start of the campaign, Saka feels their performance against Spurs shows Arsenal can have a successful season.

“We can achieve anything, no matter what age,” he said of a starting line-up with an average age of just over 24.

“With age comes experience but we have a lot of experience in this squad anyway which helps us every day and teaches us.

“I believe we have a lot of quality and enough experience to achieve a lot. We’re going to take it game by game but if we play like this we have enough quality to win trophies.”

Saka revealed he and Smith Rowe had spoken about their excitement of playing a north London derby in front of a full Emirates Stadium crowd.

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“At breakfast we spoke about this, about how massive it would feel to score in a north London derby.

“When Emile scored the first goal, I looked  at him and we remembered the conversation. When I scored, he looked at me so it’s a very, very special feeling for both of us. I’m so happy we could do it together.

“It’s very nice to share the memories with him. Even if he scored and I didn’t, I’d still be very happy for him but the most important thing is we won and got the three points and everyone can go home happy.”

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