Beaming Arsenal star Bukayo Saka fulfils lifelong dream as he finally meets Arsene Wenger and gives iconic boss big hug | The Sun

BUKAYO SAKA finally met Arsene Wenger last night after Arsenal's 3-1 win over West Ham.

The winger, 21, joined the Gunners' world renowned Hale End academy at the age of seven.

He broke into the first team in November 2018, just six months after Wenger's departure.

But despite growing up at the club, Saka never actually met the Frenchman.

Earlier this month, he revealed: "One of my biggest regrets, well not regrets, but something I haven’t been able to do, was to meet Arsene Wenger."

Wenger – who managed Arsenal for 22 years – returned to the Emirates Stadium for the first time in four years on Monday.

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After watching his former club defeat West Ham 3-1 from the stands, the Frenchman made his way into the home dressing room to congratulate the squad.

While he was there, he was keen to chat to everyone – including a beaming Saka.

The pair then hugged and posed for a picture together.

Saka posted the image on Twitter with a caption that read: "And finally we meet!"

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Fans were quick to react, with one person tweeting: "Star Boy with the glorious Arsene Wenger."

Another wrote: "This is so beautiful!"

A third added: "The photo we were waiting for!"

While a fourth said: "My heart is full."

Wenger also spoke to other members of the Arsenal squad including William Saliba, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Monday's sensational win over West Ham saw Arsenal extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points.

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