Arteta heaps praise on Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hailed the development and performance of youngster Bukayo Saka recently.

Saka was outstanding against Southampton last night and the Arsenal manager has heaped praise on him after the game.

There is no doubt that the Arsenal youngster is one of the most talented young players in European football right now and he has a big future ahead of him.

He has already established himself as a key player for the first team and he’s only going to get better with experience and coaching.

Arsenal have played themselves into form after a poor start to the season and players like Saka have been instrumental to their improvement.

It will be interesting to see if the youngster can help them push for a Champions League finish now.

Saka has helped Arsenal defensively and he has been a constant threat in the opposition half as well. The youngster is an excellent creator because of his flair and technique. He has chipped in with vital goals as well.

Arteta said: “He’s really humble, respectful and at the same time has that character to demand the ball, to make decisions that are not very usual for his age. We need that leadership and he’s gaining that with his attitude.

“He’s all the time asking to train more to improve in areas that he can do better. That was certainly one, producing the final bit in the box to score or assist.

“If he’s able to do that with the intelligence that he has, with the work rate that he shows on the pitch and with the capacity that he has to understand the game in different positions, then he becomes a really different player.”