Bukayo Saka highlights lessons the club is picking from Mikel Arteta since his arrival
Bukayo Saka highlights lessons the club is picking from Mikel Arteta since his arrival
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Bukayo Saka highlights lessons the club is picking from Mikel Arteta since his arrival

Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka has been impressed by new manager Mikel Arteta, who took over at the club a week ago. 

The youngster has seen a breakout season in the current campaign, having been thrown into the first team under immediate former manager Unai Emery

The 18-year-old become the third-youngest player to start a Premier League game for the Gunners during their 0-0 draw at Everton and has since featured in the last three matches.

He has however played largely out of position in an unfamiliar role at left-back in those matches, following a number of injuries to key defenders.

He, however, notes that he has learnt a lot already under the former Manchester City assistant manager, who has been with them for only a week. 

"He's teaching us little things that we didn't know before and just bringing in his own strategies, his own ways of playing. We can see that it's going to work, we're just looking forward to doing it,

"Maybe one thing that I've picked up straight away is that when nobody's pressing you, you don't need to pass the ball. What you can do is just get the ball, drive the ball forward a bit and wait for someone to come to you, commit a player, then pass it.

Saka looks set to start against Manchester United on New Year as the defense unit still struggles with injuries, which were compounded by Calum Chambers' knock against Chelsea on Sunday.

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