Arsenal: 3 young players who could start next season

Bukayo Saka, Arsenal (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) /
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Bukayo Saka, Arsenal (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images) /

1. Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka goes without saying. Those who follow my articles closely will know that I’m a huge advocate of the young Englishman and I will argue with anyone who thinks prime Roberto Carlos is even close to his level. I’m joking, of course, or am I?

Bukayo Saka was a sure-starter throughout the second half of this season it will surely remain the same next season. However, as Kieran Tierney nears his return from injury and Arteta expecting big things of him, Saka could return to his more natural position on the wing.

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This can only mean good things for Saka, although he rarely looked out of place at full-back. He filled in a position of need expertly, which will give him extra brownie points from the boss in his plea to start next season.

Saka is a rapid wide-player who is able to beat his opposing full-back with ease. He likes to overlap when he is playing deeper and his time as a full-back has improved his defensive abilities. He is a creative player, which is perhaps his best trait since he is known to play pinpoint crosses to match the runs of his attackers.

Ageing at 18 years old, Saka provided an impressive eight assists across all competitions, while scoring three himself. With the Euros coming up in the summer of 2021, Saka will hope to continue his strong run in the Arsenal XI in order to get a call-up from Gareth Southgate, which Arsenal must respect and try to help with as much as possible.

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Which young player are you most excited to see returning to action?