Arsenal beat West Ham by a tennis score to humiliate David Moyes’ side in their own backyard on Sunday afternoon. But Bukayo Saka claims he “can’t be happy”, despite netting twice in the 6-0 win.
Saka scored Arsenal’s second from the penalty spot after he was brought down by the West Ham goalkeeper. The winger blasted in his second of the match and the Gunners’ fifth just after the hour mark after cutting in from the right.
The 22-year-old became the youngest Arsenal player since Frank Stapleton in 1978 to score 50 goals for the club. But Saka felt that his tally should have been higher after missing a number of other opportunities.
When told of his milstone, Saka said: “Really? To be honest, I’m really happy to achieve that. But I’m not sure I can be happy today. I missed some chances that I feel I could have scored. Obviously it’s a great achievement, so I’m proud of that.”
He added: “We were 4-0 up in the first-half and could have scored many more, including myself. I think we smelt blood today, we went for the kill and did really well to score more. We’re happy.”