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‘Hugely impressed’: BBC pundit hails £40k-a-week Arsenal player’s display last night

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‘Hugely impressed’: BBC pundit hails £40k-a-week Arsenal player’s display last night

Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka earned praise from BBC Sport pundit Stephen Warnock following his impressive display for Mikel Arteta’s Gunners last night.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough year for Arsenal, resulting in 46 senior appearances, four goals, 12 assists, silverware, a new long-term contract reportedly worth £40,000-a-week, and an England call-up.

Following his call-up on Thursday, Saka started for the Gunners in the League Cup trip to Liverpool, causing no end of problems for the Reds en route to a goalless draw and penalty shootout win.

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Most of Arsenal’s attacks in the first half came from him, while defensively, he supported Sead Kolasinac well, a display which led to plaudits from fans and peers alike.

“I’ve been hugely impressed by Bukayo Saka this season and last season,” Warnock told BBC 5 Live.

 

“His versatility, he looks impressive at left-back and drives forward from midfield. He’s well balanced.”

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Fans and peers are running out of plaudits to send Saka’s way, and with him still being just 19, it’s frightening to think just how much he can progress and develop further in the coming years.

And aside from his talent and versatility, his attitude and workrate is spot on, with the likes of Arteta and Gareth Southgate commenting on how great he is to work with.

Saka has all the tools necessary to star for club and country – great news for Arsenal and England fans.

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