👨‍👦 Mikel Arteta amazed by Bukayo Saka's unbelievable character: "It's unusual for his age"
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👨‍👦 Mikel Arteta amazed by Bukayo Saka's unbelievable character: "It's unusual for his age"

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has appreciated the talent and personality of his 19-year-old attacker Saka.

The winger scored for in a second consecutive game as Arsenal downed Southampton 3-1 on Tuesday night for his fourth goal of the season.

"He's really humble, really respectful and at the same time has that character to demand the ball, to make decisions that are not very usual for his age. We need that leadership and he's gaining that with his attitude and his performances,” Arteta said via Sky.

"He's all the time asking to train more to improve in areas that he can do better. That was certainly one, producing the final bit in the box to score or assist. He's doing that much more often.

"If he's able to do that with the intelligence that he has, with the work rate that he shows on the pitch and with the capacity that he has to understand the game in different positions, then he becomes a really different player."

“He's been very consistent through the season, we play him in different positions and he is adapting well. His finishing, assisting, link-up play is good, it was a really strong performance today,” added the Spaniard.

Up next for Arteta's Arsenal, who have five straight wins in six league games, is a big one at home to the mighty Manchester United at the Emirates on Saturday night.

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