Arsenal Fans React to U21 Player's Uncanny Resemblance to Bukayo Saka

Arsenal Fans React to U21 Player's Uncanny Resemblance to Bukayo Saka

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2024 at 12:23 PM
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  • Arsenal’s U21s played out an entertaining draw in their latest match
  • Fans were unanimous in their praise of the youngsters' style of play
  • Focus was particularly aimed towards the London side's number 7

Arsenal fans all seemed to be in agreement about their Under 21 side after watching highlights of the team’s latest match.

The Gunners youngsters played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their most recent match as they salvaged a draw against Stoke City on April 8.

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Bukayo Saka has been likened to Arsenal's U21 winger Amario Cozier-Duberry Photo: Catherine Ivill/ David Price.
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Amario Cozier-Duberry and Ethan Nwaneri were both on target for the Gunners, with Nwaneri’s goal in particular attracting interest on social media.

The goal was a result of impressive teamwork from the youngsters, with the ball being knocked from back to front with impeccable precision for Nwaneri to finish it off.

A clip of the team’s second goal has since gone viral on social media, with sections of fans noticing an eerie similarity between the U21 side and the first team in terms of their movement.

The team’s centre back Taylor Foran received a ball from a player that resembled Emile-Smith Rowe and the ball was sprayed wide to Amario Cozier-Duberry.

This is where things get a bit strange, as Cosier-Duberry, who wears the number 7 shirt, has an uncanny resemblance to Arsenal’s talisman Bukayo Saka, who wears the same number.

The youngster’s trickery and flair are similar to Saka's, and their physiques also bear some similarities. Both players are left-footed.

In the build-up to the second goal, Cozier-Duberry shifted the ball to his left before teeing up Nwaneri, who expertly curled it into the net from the edge of the box.

Here are some reactions from Arsenal fans:


"This goal is giving Saka's yesterday goal vibes,"


"The boy on 7 moving like Saka to be honest."


"That no.7 must be Saka’s brother."


"Ethan Nwaneri's goal for Arsenal U21 was pure brilliance! Can't wait to see what other magic he has up his sleeve on the field."


"ACD moves like Saka."

Bukayo Saka slammed for play-acting

Sports Brief also covered how Saka was called out on social media for his antics during Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

In the dying embers of the game, the 23-year-old was put through on goal in one last attack, but in his bid to win the game for Mikel Arteta's charges, he was impeded.

The zippy winger appeared to have a trailing leg collide with that of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, which led to a passionate penalty appeal by him and his Arsenal teammates, which referee Glenn Nyberg waived.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and