It really hurt - Saka on how Arsenal stars reacted to losing EPL title to Man City

Bukayo Saka said it was a sad title as Arsenal lost the Premier League title to Man City.

It really hurt - Saka on how Arsenal stars reacted to losing EPL title to Man City

Akan Anwankwo 14:26 - 24.05.2023

Bukayo Saka revealed Arsenal players were hurt when they lost the Premier League battle to Man City but the believes these crop of players will do better next season.

The Premier League title has been won and lost but one thing is for sure that Arsenal will never forget how close they came in landing their first league trophy in 19 years.

One of the Gunners’ star performers of the season Bukayo Saka recalls how the team felt when they saw the title slip off their hands in the last few games of the campaign.

Mikel Arteta’s men lost back to back games against Brighton and Nottingham Forest, which automatically gave their rivals City, the trophy.

Saka on how players reacted to losing the title to City

Bukayo Saka | Pulse Sports

Speaking on the matter to Arsenal legend Ian Wright, Saka said:

“It really hurts so much to even think about how we’ve ended this season and what could have been.

“But one thing I can say is, like you said, since the last two or three years that I’ve been playing, I’ve seen this team and the club grow.

“Time is on our side. You can look at our team and a lot of the players are young. We’re hungry, and a lot of us haven’t won trophies at Arsenal so we want to achieve big things.” 

Saka’s incredible season

The 21-year-old recently signed a new deal that would keep him at the Emirates until the summer of 2027, making him the highest paid player at the club.

The England international found the back of the net 13 times in the Premier League this season and also hit double figures in terms of assists.

Arsenal will play their final game of the 2022-23 campaign at home to Wolves and the Gunners who are confirmed second place finishers will be looking to end the season on a high.