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Bukayo Saka wins Player of the Month award for December 0

Posted on January 11, 2021 by Harry Kettle

After the domination shown by Gabriel Magalhaes in this category to kickstart the new Premier League campaign, Arsenal fans now have a new face at the helm of the Player of the Month award – Bukayo Saka. The jury has certainly been out on whether or not the youngster is capable of being a top prospect for the Gunners, but after a strong series of performances in December, he has been recognised as one of the leading forces behind the club getting back on the winning trail.

Arsenal.com posted the following after revealing Saka as the winner.

Arteta reflects on Saka’s rise to prominence 0

Posted on October 12, 2020 by Harry Kettle

While plenty of Arsenal players may have been able to make an impact during the international break thus far, many Gunners fans were particularly proud and pleased to see Bukayo Saka get his chance to shine as an England international.

There are some big expectations currently sitting on the shoulders of Saka and during a recent interview with Arsenal.com, manager Mikel Arteta made it crystal clear that he does believe Saka has the potential to do some great things for the club. After all, he is just 19 years old, and at that age, the sky really is the limit for him.

Arsenal to step up Partey interest 0

Posted on July 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have intensified their interest in signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid this summer, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.

The 27-year old midfield powerhouse has played 42 times for Diego Simeone’s side in all competitions this season. He scored three goals and provided no more than one assist, but it’s hardly relevant for a player whose primary duty is to protect the back line by positioning himself directly in front of them and fight for every ball.

Saka signs new Arsenal contract 0

Posted on July 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

This season mostly seems like a complete fiasco for Arsenal. They are nowhere near where they wanted to be in the Premier League table, they’ve been ousted from the Europa League at the hands of Olympiacos. We’ve seen some truly woeful performances from some players, and while the futures of some of the best are hanging in the air at the moment, there is very little hope the club will be doing any significant business in the transfer market this summer.

Bukayo Saka close to new Arsenal contract 0

Posted on June 25, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

The negotiations between Arsenal and Bukayo Saka over a new contract have been going on for several months and are going well, according to head coach Mikel Arteta.

The 18-year-old has been a rare bright spark for the Gunners in a season that can only be described as largely underwhelming. For all the talk of the top four being the main priority ahead of the campaign, the club were forced to send Unai Emery packing in November and appointed Arteta in his place, and while there has definitely been some improvement in performances since then, the results are still mostly worrying and there hasn’t been much movement on the Premier League table. But Saka has definitely caught the eye, with his pace, trickery and eye for teammates in the box, as well as a defensive responsibility that belies his tender years, often giving Arteta cause for optimism in regards to long-term future.

Arteta discusses Aubameyang & Saka’s Arsenal future 0

Posted on June 16, 2020 by Harry Kettle

If you ask enough times you’re bound to get an answer, and ahead of Arsenal’s game against Manchester City tomorrow, plenty of reporters wanted to use Mikel Arteta‘s pre-match press conference as a way to ask the Spaniard about two specific players – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka.

The pair have both been linked with a move away from the Emirates in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations, and given the current climate, that’s the last thing the club needs. Instead of shying away from the topic, though, Arteta was more than happy to answer any questions put in front of him.

Saka wants European football 0

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

The danger of losing one of the most exciting young prospects at the club is slowly approaching the Emirates, it seems.

Bukayo Saka, a winger by default, has broken onto the Premier League in style. Even though he has played most of his 11 (of 25 in total) appearances in all competitions as a left-back, his enormous potential found a way to shine through. It’s certainly an exciting prospect imagining his skills, further honed and sharpened, providing great joy for Arsenal fans in the future, but other clubs obviously want some of that for themselves too.

Arsenal face battle to keep Saka 0

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Arsenal face a battle to keep hold of Bukayo Saka this summer.

The 18-year-old broke onto the scene practically immediately upon introduction to the first team. Deployed a few times in his preferred position on the left wing by Unai Emery, he was asked to do the best he can on the left defensive flank in the absence of both Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac.

Injury updates ahead of Newcastle clash 0

Posted on February 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to resume the Premier League season when they take on Newcastle United at the Emirates on Sunday, following the winter break which reportedly did the team a lot of good. Be that as it may, head coach Mikel Arteta spoke to the press ahead of the game and provided some updates on the situation with injured players.

Left-back Kieran Tierney, who hurt his shoulder by falling awkwardly in the West Ham clash back in December, has been ruled out and will likely need a few weeks more. It was confirmed that he was back in training in Dubai, but it was restricted to strictly non-contact work which obviously means his shoulder is still too sensitive for him to play.

The latest on injuries 0

Posted on February 06, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been struggling much with fitness issues lately, especially in the defensive department. Calum Chambers it our for the rest of the season. Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac have both been out recently, forcing Mikel Arteta to utilize young winger Bukayo Saka on the left defensive flank – but Saka picked up a knock too in the goalless draw away at Burnley last week. Even the newly signed Cedric Soares came from Southampton injured. Forward Reiss Nelson has now joined them all in the treatment room.

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