Jack Grealish calls out Bukayo Saka again after Arsenal beat Brighton

Jack Grealish still isn’t letting Bukayo Saka off the hook following Arsenal’s victory over Brighton on Tuesday evening.

Aston Villa‘s captain went after Saka on Boxing Day for claiming that he meant his goal during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Chelsea.

The 19-year-old’s effort appeared to be a mishit cross as the ball looped over Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

There was nothing lucky about Saka’s brilliant assist for Alexandre Lacazette’s goal which fired Arsenal to their victory over Brighton.

But after the game, Grealish sent another message to Saka as he jumped on Rob Holding’s live Instagram video.

Grealish wrote: ‘Bukayo stop lying saying u meant to chip the keeper’.

Saka, however, stood firm as he replied: ‘Bro I saw him off his line. Stop hating’.


Meanwhile, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Saka has ‘held the club up on his own’ during the Gunners’ poor run of form this season.

‘Exuberance of youth,’ Wright said on BBC’s Match of the Day.

‘The Arsenal fans have known about these guys… Martinelli, Emile Smith Rowe, Saka – we’ve seen what he’s done.

‘First half it wasn’t quite working but the bravery they showed, they continued to try and get into spaces, they continued to try and stretch Brighton.

‘Second half it worked a lot better. Smith Rowe, his touch, his energy, the fitness. You’ve got them stretched.

‘Saka was fantastic today when you looked at… he’s literally held the club up on his own for a little while with the creativity.

‘People are talking about forwards not scoring, they weren’t getting the opportunities to score.

‘Lacazette has come on for 29 seconds, look at the accuracy, the preciseness. That’s what can happen when you give the players the opportunities.

‘Those three boys, those three youngsters have literally turned it around for the last two games for us.’

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