The Arsenal boss made the bold suggestion that the heartbreak Saka endured at the end of the Euro 2020 final could actually have been beneficial to his career in the long run
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Saka was a key figure in the Gunners’ win Watford he scored one goal and assisted another in the 3-2 win at Vicarage Road.
While Moussa Sissoko’s late goal caused a nervous end for Arteta’s men, Arsenal were able to hold on to what could be a crucial three points at the end of the season.
Saka has been in fantastic form for most of the league season after brutally ending his EURO 2020 season with England.
The Gunners star was the player who missed the crucial penalty in the shoot-out loss to Italy last July Manchester United The duo Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford could not convert from 12 yards either.
After the win at the Hornets’ home ground, Arteta was full of praise for his number seven.
“I think Bukayo had an experience in the summer that not many players would ever have and I think it was great for his career because the football world showed how much they love him and how much they respect him,” explained the Spaniard.
“I think it was a big boost for him to realize in difficult moments that people will support him and the club have done exactly the same as his team-mates.
Arteta continued that Saka still has a lot of room to grow and is on an uptrend.
“Then it’s about giving him that space. What he’s already doing is phenomenal and he needs that space. Don’t read too much, do what you do.
“Football is his priority in life and you see that every day in training and he has to keep acting and living the way he does.”
Saka is now the common front when it comes to Arsenal First League Top scorer list, alongside fellow academy star Emile Smith Rowe with nine goals in the season.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arteta-arsenal-bukayo-saka-england-26401047 Mikel Arteta makes remarkable claim on Bukayo Saka after outstanding performance in Arsenal win