Pundit explains how Saka can change into world-class


Former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre believes that Bukayo Saka wants extra space within the last third to change into a “world-class” footballer.


The 21-year-old confirmed his class once more when Arsenal and Liverpool confronted off on the Emirates Stadium final Sunday. The Englishman scored twice, together with the profitable penalty in a tense ambiance to assist the Gunners proceed their keep on the top of the Premier League.

Saka, for whom the targets didn’t movement earlier within the season, has now hit a wealthy vein of kind on the proper time for Mikel Arteta’s facet. While he’s but to commit his future to Arsenal, it emerged lately {that a} breakthrough has been reached.

Regardless, many count on the academy graduate to proceed his rise on the Emirates past the remaining 20 or so months of his present contract. So far this season, the 21-year-old has racked up seven goal contributions in 9 Premier League video games, and one former Gunner believes that Saka has the potential to attain much more.


Former Arsenal defender Silvestre believes that Saka wants extra time and area on the pitch to change into an excellent higher participant than he’s in the meanwhile.

In an unique interview with Bettingexpert, the Frenchman stated: “Bukayo Saka scored a few targets in opposition to Liverpool. He had a little bit of a sluggish begin to the season however appears to have picked it up within the final couple of weeks. 

“The problem for Saka is that he is facing two players most of the time. They double up on him. Against Liverpool, he had more freedom or more space. So it is almost like a 1v2 most of the time for him. He is being watched because he is a real threat and all the Premier League players know that.”

“So for him, he wants to maneuver a little bit bit extra on the pitch. To go central, go to the opposite facet of the pitch, hold shifting. If he stays in the identical space, it’s simpler for everyone to choose him up.

“And then, I think he has got the ability to score more goals. He has done that this weekend. He needs to be more of a presence in the box with Jesus and Martinelli. He has responded well, and we can see he is enjoying himself.”


The motive for gamers doubling up on Saka is straightforward – these days he has been taking part in forward of a natural centre-back (Ben White) on the right flank. The case is often totally different when Cedric Soares or Takehiro Tomiyasu performs behind him within the right-back function to which they are more accustomed.

Over time, the England worldwide will determine it out, and perhaps within the latter levels of the season, both Soares or Tomiyasu will get to play behind him.

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