Bukayo Saka: Arsenal Star Accused of ‘Faking’ Injury After Failing to Shine in Aston Villa Defeat

Bukayo Saka: Arsenal Star Accused of ‘Faking’ Injury After Failing to Shine in Aston Villa Defeat

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 15, 2024 at 8:02 AM
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  • Bukayo Saka has been accused of a curious trait during the loss to Aston Villa
  • The Englishman was unusually quiet as the Gunners suffered a 2-0 loss at home
  • Fans believe he is fond of portraying a particular character whenever Arsenal lose

A section of the football community has expressed a school of thought about Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka following his side's defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Saka has undeniably been one of Mikel Arteta's go-to men in their Premier League pursuit this campaign. But following their capitulation against Villa, fans have accused him.

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Bukayo Saka had a quiet outing against Aston Villa as Arsenal stumbled in their chase for the Premier League title. Photos by Visionhaus and Mike Hewitt.
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In the eyes of the accusers, the Englishman tends to feign injury anytime he fails to shine, as evidenced in the latter stages of Arsenal's stunning loss at the Emirates.

According to Eurosport, late goals from Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins condemned the Gunners to an unexpected defeat, falling two points behind defending champions Manchester City.

In a video making the rounds on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, the 22-year-old appeared to limp in the closing stages of their game.

Fans accuse Saka of feigning injury

This led to a number of fans suggesting he is fond of pretending to avert any form of criticism.

@jjames9230 slammed Saka:

"The most overrated player I think I’ve ever seen."

@amirprem suggested that the Arsenal forward was fond of feigning injury when things go south for his side:


Another user, @bloatedbloater, quizzed:

"Why do they all do that limp/skip dance when there's all wrong with them?"

@ElvisEgbujor drew comparisons in Bukayo's attitude to that of Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford:

"He learned very well from Rashford."

A Tottenham Hotspur fan, @KnoxHotSpur, wrote:

"Saka would limp the same way if he got bumped into in the queue at Greggs."

How did Saka perform against Villa?

While the zippy winger was Arsenal's highest-rated player against Villa with 7.7, according to Sofascore, he didn't affect the game as he would have wanted.

He had no shots on target while failing to complete any of the two dribbles he attempted and losing possession on 13 occasions.

Piers Morgan blames Arsenal's loss on lack of Ronaldo

Sports Brief also reported that controversial British broadcaster, Piers Morgan, blamed Arsenal's loss to Aston Villa on the absence of a clinical striker akin to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Disappointed by the defeat, especially on social media, where he's an avid Arsenal supporter, Morgan emphasised the need for a prolific forward, even suggesting they could have benefited from someone like Ronaldo.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.