Saka Scores Twice as Arsenal Thump Norwich on Boxing Day

Saka Scores Twice as Arsenal Thump Norwich on Boxing Day

Arsenal made it four straight wins in the Premier League as Mikel Arteta celebrated his two-year anniversary as Gunners boss with a 5-0 English Premier League win on Boxing Day  at Norwich on Sunday, December 26th, 2021.

Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal the perfect start, stroking the ball past Angus Gunn to give the Gunners a sixth-minute lead.

Kieran Tierney extended their lead just before the break (44) with a composed finish, before Saka, who gave Norwich a torrid afternoon, rounded off his impressive display with a fine strike from the edge of the penalty area (67).

Alexandre Lacazette, who continued as captain in the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, scored from the penalty spot in the  84th minuteafter being fouled by Ozan Kabak, before substitute Emile Smith Rowe completed the score with the finishing touch in the first minute of added time to another super display from Arsenal.

Victory sees the Gunners secure a fifth straight win in all competitions for the first since 2018 under Unai Emery.

Arteta, who took charge of Arsenal on Boxing Day in 2019, sees his side stay fourth, and despite having played more games than the sides around them, the win sees them open up a six-point gap to fifth-placed Spurs.