How Saka’s Arsenal teammates reacted to his World Cup debut

DOHA, QATAR: Bukayo Saka of England celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 202. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

As Bukayo Saka scored his first and second World Cup goal on his debut in the competition on Monday, a number of his Arsenal teammates past and present were watching on.

Reiss Nelson posted five heart emojis along with a clip of Saka’s first goal of the game on his Instagram story, whilst Rob Holding posted “yes sir!!!!” and tagged the England goalscorer.

Academy teammate Tyreece John-Jules posted “my boyyy” in response to Saka’s first goal, and even international rival and club teammate Granit Xhaka reposted Arsenal’s post about Saka’s performance on his own Instagram story.

Emile Smith Rowe also enjoyed the performance, tweeting Saka’s name along with a goat emoji and a tearful emoji.

Bukayo Saka with the England Man of the Match award for his World Cup debut (Photo via England)
Bukayo Saka with the England Man of the Match award for his World Cup debut (Photo via England)

After such a strong start to the tournament, we might all get to watch a lot more of Saka in an England shirt over the coming weeks.

It’s hard to leave the winger out in his current form, and he seems to have shaken off any pre-tournament nerves immediately.

As the World Cup takes place in a country where being LGBTQ+ is illegal, please also remember that “Qatari authorities have failed to investigate the deaths of thousands of migrant workers over the past decade, despite evidence of links between premature deaths and unsafe working conditions,” according to Amnesty International.

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