BUKA THE NET

BUKAYO SAKA finished off a flowing Arsenal move in Saturday’s 4-0 win at West Brom to bring back memories of their glory days.

The England winger fired home to make it 2-0 at the Hawthorns after some excellent one-touch passing and intricate movements from a number of Gunners stars.

Bukayo Saka put the finishing touches on a classic old-school Arsenal move against West Brom

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Bukayo Saka put the finishing touches on a classic old-school Arsenal move against West BromCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The sequence evoked memories of Arsenal at their prime under Arsene Wenger.

And the strike put the visitors in total control, delighting current boss Mikel Arteta.

Saka’s goal was an excellent team one indeed – but it may have been upstaged by Kieran Tierney’s mind-blowing solo strike minutes before.

The marauding left-back turned his man with a bit of trickery before bombing up the wing and cutting inside.

Despite being angled on his right foot, Tierney let fly with a curler from distance that flew past Sam Johnstone into the back of the net.

Two second-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette sealed an impressive 4-0 win on the road.

It couldn’t have got much better for Arsenal, who have put a barren run behind them now.

Fortunes changed when the Gunners comfortable beat Chelsea at the Emirates on Boxing Day.

And they followed that win up with a midweek victory at Brighton. 10

Arsenal will now get a week’s rest before next Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Newcastle.

They follow that up with a midweek league game against Crystal Palace.

And Arsenal then host Steve Bruce’s Toon again before seeing out January with matches against Southampton and Manchester United.

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