Former Arsenal Theo Walcott claims Bukayo Saka has been at his very best for Arsenal as the winger has finally missed a match due to an injury.
Speaking after Arsenal’s monumental victory against Manchester City this Sunday, Walcott praised Saka despite his absence from the match . The 22-year-old is currently suffering from a thigh injury, but the medical report suggests it’s just a tweak.
In last couple of seasons, nobody in the Arsenal squad has scored more goals and created more chance from the right side than Bukayo Saka. However, Arteta deployed Gabriel Jesus out wide and he did very well against Josko Gvardiol on Sunday.
Walcott claims Arsenal rely to much on the 22-year-old
Speaking after the match against City, Walcott claims Saka’s presence on the pitch is a sign of worry for the opposition defender. The former Arsenal man suggests that the 22-year-old would have posted a completely different challenge to Gvardiol on Sunday.
It was a good decision to withdraw him from the England National squad as Saka was not fit to complete full 90 minutes in last three appearances. Mikel Arteta doesn’t want his starman to aggravate a serious knock.
When Walcott was asked wheather Arsenal rely too much on Saka, He replied:-
“I think there’s always an element of that.
“He’s a player that’s so positive when he has the ball, he puts doubt into defender’s minds, you would have hated playing against him I’m sure [to Gary Neville].
“Yeah of course, when your best player’s missing you’re always going to miss him, it’s like Man City with [Kevin] De Bruyne, they’re missing him massively.
“He’s always going to create chances from nothing. That’s the thing, he’s the sort of player that would create a chance from nothing, you would just give him the ball and he’ll keep going.
“Like I said, the international break has come at a good time for Arsenal because he can get his players back fit.”
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