Arsenal fans can be forgiven for getting excited over the amount of young talent at the club at the moment. The Gunners have got loads of youngsters on their books, and one of those is Bukayo Saka, who scored twice in a 5-1 win for Arsenal’s U23s against their Manchester City counterparts, and the Gunners have been raving over him.
WHAT A FINISH @BukayoSaka87 beats his marker on the left wing and fires into the far corner
— Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) 14 January 2019
Saka is just 17-years-old, yet he finds himself playing for the Gunners U23s where he comes up against players who are up to six years older than him. However, he stills finds a way to thrive and after seeing him shine for the Arsenal age group sides, the fans are all keen for him to be promoted to the senior squad and given more of a chance under Unai Emery.
His abilities as a winger are raw, but he has the talent and could easily be moulded into whatever sort of wide-man Emery needs. Despite his age, he has been given his Premier League debut this season as he came off the bench for seven minutes of action against Fulham on New Years Day, and the next step for the impressive youngster will be to make appearances for the senior team more routine.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on Saka here:
The only happiness lately is with the academy players
— #NzeAnatooli (@renditional_me) 14 January 2019
Deserves to be in the first team 🙂
— UNAI EMERY'S RED ARMY (@gooner_afc2) January 14, 2019
The winger we need
— Wesley.C.AFC (@UKwez) January 14, 2019
@nick_king80 he’s done it again… 😉
— Tommy Pullen (@tommypullen) January 14, 2019
Honestly…. he's just too good for this level
— Joseph Steyne (@JosephSteyne) January 14, 2019
Aubameyang and Lacazette Out! Saka & Willock IN!!!!
— Manu (@manubmrgunner) January 14, 2019
— Loan FC (@BoomSakaLaca) January 14, 2019
— odgerel oogii (@odgerel_oogii) January 14, 2019
The Gunners love their young winger and will be keen to see the 17-year-old step up in the next few months to assert himself in the senior side.
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