ASTON VILLA star Jack Grealish jokingly branded Bukayo Saka a ‘liar’ after the Arsenal ace claimed he meant his lobbed goal against Chelsea.
The 19-year-old put his side 3-0 up against the Blues at the Emirates on Boxing Day after his cross-shot looped over Blues shot-stopper Edouard Mendy.
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka scored the club’s third goal in their win against Chelsea on Boxing DayCredit: Guardian News & Media / Free to use by all titles in perpetuity under NMC agreement
Jack Grealish jokingly labelled Saka as a ‘liar’ after the youngster stated he meant his goal against the BluesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
There was much debate as to whether the teenager meant it, but Saka insisted that his strike was no fluke.
Taking to social media, he tweeted: “Saw him off his line!”
To which his England international team-mate Grealish quipped: “Ur (sic) to funny man! Liar.”
And it wasn’t just the Villans skipper that refused to believe whether Saka meant to chip Mendy.
Saka reiterated his goal was no accident in an interview with BBC sport after the 3-1 victory.
He said: “I saw him off his line so I thought I could chip him.”
Before adding: “We feel that we are a good team who have been unlucky with results and red cards but this is a big one for our confidence.
“It’s been tricky, tough, but we have come out of it and we are trying our best.
“We grew up with each other, the young players all want to play and have the passion for this club.
“We want to make the fans happy.”
Saka put in a man of the match performance in the London derby as Arsenal won their first game since November 1.
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