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Bukayo Saka progression is crazy - Mikel Arteta lauds the 19 years old qualities

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Bukayo Saka is one of the fans favourite youngsters at the Emirates stadium, with the 19 years pace and delivery has seen him receive praises from his manager Mikel Arteta.

The 19 years old is a product of Arsenal academy, but was handed the breakthrough season in 2019-20. 

It was gathered that Saka made 39 appearances in all competitions as the Gunners last season, scoring four goals and 11 assists.

The 19 years old has shown his versatility by playing in several different positions for the north London side, he once played in the left back following injuries to Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac.

Mikel Arteta has recently been playing Saka in the attack, which has since the manager express delight of seeing the English international progression.


Asked if he has been surprised by the teenager's rapid rise to prominence, the Spanish boss told Arsenal's official website: "Absolutely [it's been crazy] and this is down to all the good work that is being done at Hale End with him, with all the coaches, all the education that he's been through here and then the type of character and player that he is.

"The way he's maturing, the way he's assimilating everything that's happened to him in the last few months is remarkable. Physically he has evolved. He looks a little bit older, but then how he's able to read the game, the situation that happens to him, how he resolves the situation, how long it takes to make those decisions."

Bukayo Saka was  handed a new four-year contract  in July and got the jersey number 7 which was previously worn by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Arteta added: "His communication has improved a lot towards his team-mates as well because he feels more part of the team, he's integrated, he feels important in the team I think.

"Then what he's able to do with the ball in the final third when things get a little bit difficult, and how he approaches those moments is probably the biggest part of his game.

"What I like about him is that he's very versatile, he's really intelligent and that he adapts and has a lot of courage to play the game. It doesn't matter which position he plays, he acts exactly the same way. He's so willing to learn and ask the right questions that he can set his own limits."

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