21-year-old is back with Arsenal's first-team squad, major boost for Arteta
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka is back with the squad following his World Cup exploits with England. The talented 21-year-old has been spotted in a recent picture posted on Twitter.
The Gunners forward was in fine form for England at the World Cup. He scored three goals for his country and earned plenty of plaudits along the way.
Gareth Southgate saw him as part of his best team and he started both knockout games against Senegal and France.
In England’s defeat against Les Bleus, he was clearly targeted as a danger man. He was kicked throughout the contest and actually won England a penalty.
Now, the World Cup is consigned to history. Saka has rejoined his Arsenal teammates at London Colney ahead of their game with West Ham on Boxing Day.
The academy graduate will be hoping to continue his rich vein of form with Arsenal. During the first 14 games of the season, he’s scored four goals and claimed six assists from his position on the right flank.
The Gunners sit top of the Premier League at the moment. Thanks to Saka, Arsenal are daring to dream of silverware for the first time in many seasons.
Winning the title won’t be easy, of course. Manchester City are the heavy favourites but if Saka does stay fit, it’s hard to completely discount Arsenal.
Saka back with Arsenal squad
It’s great news to see the young talent back with his teammates. Now, the fan base will hope that he can play for them against West Ham on Boxing Day.
The Arsenal youngster was sensational during the first part of the campaign and a good World Cup should have helped his confidence.
Although England were beaten in the quarter-final stage, that was nothing to do with Saka. His performances were good throughout and Mikel Arteta will know what he can bring to the table.
Saka being back in and around the club is a good thing. Now, it will be intriguing to see if he starts the game on Monday.
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