Nigerian Winger Bukayo Saka Meteoric Rise to Arsenal First-Team
Published: February 27, 2020
Nigerian Winger Bukayo Saka Meteoric Rise to Arsenal First-TeamThe life of any young player in the English Premier League or any other top league is unpredictable. It has become difficult to predict even for punters on Betway football betting what awaits a budding talent.

The Arsenal academy has produced some exceptional talents over the years. The latest crop to emerge from the academy includes Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith, Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka.

Bukayo Saka is from a humble background. He was born in London to Nigerian Immigrant parents.  He joined Arsenal’s Hale End Academy and has never looked back since then.

This season he has had a spectacular rise to Arsenal’s first team.

He was awarded a contract in 2018, and since the appointment of Arteta, he has slowly established himself as a first-team player.

The lovers of Arsenal FC and sports betting on Betway can expect him to be involved in more matches.

He is currently an England youth international but can also play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The young footballer prides himself as being very fast. His exploits from the left-wing have seen him cause problems for many defenders.

Apart from his pace, he has dribbling skills that make him very dangerous on one on one situations. He can beat the best of defenders on his good day.

His crossing is excellent, and his range of passing is admirable.

Under the tutelage of a good coach, Bukayo Saka can be nurtured into a football great.

He owes much of his development to Freddie Ljungberg who is in charge of the Arsenal youth.

One of the great attributes Saka has portrayed is excellent maturity. Unlike many players who get carried away by the sudden rise, he has remained focused.

He has continued to work hard, remaining humble and showing a great appetite to learn.

Such are the attributes that have endeared him to Arsenal fans and punters on Betway.

His great performances have seen him become a regular in the matchday squad. He has been able to keep Kolosinac and Tierney out of the first team.

He has already netted three goals this season in cup competitions. All these goals he scored in away matches.

The teenager’s continued development is manifested on the pitch. Unlike when he started, he is now more composed and can even cross accurately under pressure.

Some might argue it too early to glorify such a young talent.

Based on previous experiences, that could be true. In fact, the publicity has put a lot of pressure on the youngsters. Sometimes this pressure is more than they can handle.

So far, Saka has shown he possesses the attributes to become a great player in the future.

He has exhibited versatility, technique, and determination at a young age. But he needs nurturing and molding from a great coach.   

Arsenal is currently on a transition period. They have gone through some tough times.

Their form has been inconsistent to the extent of even confusing punters on Betway and other online casinos.   

But, Mikel Arteta, the current manager seemed to have steadied the ship. They seem to have found some rhythm.

Saka and other prodigies are the center of this transformation of the team.

In the coming years, there could be a British foundation rebirth of the North London club and Bukayo Saka could be the flag bearer.  
 
Igho Kingsley

Photo Credit : arsenal.com
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