Bukayo Saka caught the eye of many during Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Slavia Prague on Thursday night.
This came as no surprise as the teenager has been a standout performer in what has been a difficult season for the Gunners.
Prior to the Europa League quarter-final clash, Saka had scored six and assisted seven across all competitions, the third most goal involvements across Mikel Arteta‘s Arsenal squad, behind only Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
That record now stands at seven goals as well as the same number of assists after netting the Gunners’ third in their comfortable win over the Czech Republic outfit.
Speaking after the game, Arsenal legend Martin Keown singled out Saka as well as Emile Smith Rowe for special praise.
“[Bukayo] Saka is really dragging this team forward and his contribution tonight was different class,” the former defender said on BT Sport. “[Emile] Smith Rowe as well, the telepathic link up between them, but every player was great tonight.
“We will be talking about these players in ten years time and the careers they have.
“For me, it was their best performance of the season. Every player in the team, I thought they were brilliant. Really good performance from everyone.”
Also watching events unfold was Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish who has made no secret throughout the season that he’s a big fan of Saka.
And Grealish sent a three-word message to the Arsenal wonderkid following his second Europa League goal of the season.
As seen in the image above, the England international posted a message on his Instagram Stories that reads: “Your [you’re] moving crazy.”
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Grealish’s message to Saka comes after the Arsenal wonderkid’s true worth to the club has been revealed.
As per CIES Football Observatory’s astonishing transfer values, the 19-year-old’s valuation has emerged in recent weeks – and it is estimated to be between £100million and £130million.
And that makes up for more than 20% of the value of the whole Arsenal squad, which is currently valued at £532million, with the Gunners behind Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Tottenham when it comes to the overall value of squads in the Premier League.