Arsenal appears to have control of the Premier League as Mikel Arteta’s squad came off an impressive 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Sunday. One of the stars behind the result was Bukayo Saka, who scored a goal during the contest.
Furthermore, the goal against Manchester United allowed Saka to join a prestigious group that includes Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr.
Sako is one of four players to score seven-plus goals and provide seven-plus assists in Europe’s top five leagues this 2022-23 football season. Along with Sako, Messi and Neymar, Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is part of the elite group.
Players to score 7+ goals and provide 7+ assists in Europe's top five leagues this season:
◎ Lionel Messi
◎ Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
◉ Bukayo Saka
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Messi and Neymar were playing at another level heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, the two will need to hurry and rediscover this past form as the UEFA Champions League competition is about to get going in a couple of weeks.
As for Sako, if the England international continues his recent form, then next season, he’ll be playing Champions League football, with Arsenal likely being the Premier League winners this campaign.