Saka reveals the mistake he noticed from Mendy before scoring

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Chelsea lost 3-1 to Arsenal as the Gunners returned to winning ways to the detriment of Chelsea who were deservedly beaten at the Emirates Stadium.

A penalty goal from Alexandre Lacazette and a free kick from Grant Xhaka gave Arsenal a 2-0 cushion before a superb chip from Bukayo Saka in the second half made it three for the home team.

At the time, it was thought to be a fluke goal by Saka, but the 19-year-old revealed after the game that he meant to score and not cross, claiming that he saw Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy off his line.

Asked by Sky Sports if he meant to score, Saka said: “Of course man! He was off his line.”

In another interview with the BBC Sport, Saka also insisted it was an attempt on goal, as he said: “I saw him off his line so I thought I could chip him. [Really?] Yeah!”

Speaking about their victory, he went on to say: “We feel that we are a good team who have been unlucky with results and red cards but this is a big one for our confidence.

“It’s been tricky, tough, but we have come out of it and we are trying our best.

“We grew up with each other, the young players all want to play and have the passion for this club. We want to make the fans happy.”

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