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Watch Saka’s emotional return to Hale End

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Bukayo Saka recently made a return to Hale End, where he came through the academy, to inspire young Gunners with dreams of reaching the first team.

Bukayo joined the academy at the age of seven and earned his professional contract 10 years later.

Speaking to Frimmy on the way to Hale End, Bukayo recalled: “When you first sign, you put the Arsenal kit on every week and I was like ‘wow, I’m playing for Arsenal.’ You tell you friends, it’s still fresh and they’re not getting bored of hearing it.”

“He’s an inspiration as a player but also as a person and that’s really important to us,” Academy Manager Per Mertesacker said.