Bukayo Saka missed the opportunity to make it 3-1 for Arsenal against West Ham, the English player also apologized after the 11m missed goal.
The Gunners soon took a two-goal lead at West Ham after just 10 minutes of play, but Said Benrahma was able to shorten the score to 1-2 for the home team. Arsenal then had a chance to make it 3-1, but Bukayo Saka failed to score from the penalty spot.
The kick of the English player sent the ball wide of the post. Immediately after Saka’s broken kick, Bowen equalized 2-2 for the home team. This is also the final result of the match. With West Ham holding a 2-2 draw, Arsenal are now only 4 points ahead of Man City but played 1 more game.
The Gunners’ chances of winning the title have decreased quite a bit after 2 consecutive draws against Liverpool and West Ham. Bukayo Saka, who missed the chance to make it 3-1 for Arsenal against West Ham, has apologized. He wrote on his personal page:
“No matter the outcome, I will always take my responsibility. Sorry Gunners, I’ll do everything I can to correct it.”
Speaking after the game, when asked about the 11m penalty missed by his students, coach Mikel Arteta said: “A player who takes on the responsibility of taking a penalty will sometimes miss it. I’ve never seen anyone like that.”
Saka has had a fantastic season for Arsenal, scoring 12 goals and providing 10 assists in the Premier League. The player born in 2001 is also a strong candidate for the title of the best player in the Premier League this season.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane is looking forward to Saka’s return, he told Sky Sports: “We’ve seen great players miss penalties. It’s pressure, simple as that. He is an excellent player Saka, he will come back strong.”