Bukayo Saka was once again the focal point in Arsenal’s 4-0 triumph over Everton on Wednesday evening as the forward delivers his honest verdict on the Gunner’s Premier League title chances.
Arsenal crushed Everton 4-0 to improve their goal differential and won their game in hand to take a commanding lead over rivals Manchester City.
Although Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli both scored, Saka’s opening goal once again stole the show.
For the first 35 minutes at the Emirates, Sean Dyche’s Everton appeared uncomfortably resilient, and Mikel Arteta’s record of one victory in six matches against the former Burnley manager may have raised concerns.
While it took 40 minutes for Saka to break the deadlock by receiving a pass from Oleksandr Zinchenko and ripping it into the roof of the net off the outside of his right boot before Jordan Pickford even realised what struck him.
Moments later, the Englishman also assisted Gabriel Martinelli to give the Gunners a two-goal cushion by the end of the first half.
The second half saw Martin Odegaard on the scoresheet while Martinelli hitting a brace to complete the victory.
Bukayo Saka comments on Arsenal’s chances of winning the title this season
Only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane have contributed to more goals in the Premier League than Saka’s 19 (10 goals, 9 assists), and he also leads the league in dribbles past opponents with 41.
While after the match the 21-year-old was asked about the Gunner’s chances of winning the PL title, on which the England international said: “Yeah, we do believe.”
Mikel Arteta’s team now have a five-point lead over the current England champions.
Arsenal will next welcome Bournemouth at the Emirates on Saturday with an aim to increase their lead at the summit.
Thereafter, the Gunners will kick-off their Europa League knockout campaign against Sporting CP on Thursday.