Aubameyang heaps praise on Bukayo Saka’s progress at Arsenal
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has heaped praise on Bukayo Saka and believes the teenager will go straight to the top. The 18-year-old has enjoyed a superb breakthrough season with the north London giants and he has registered four goals and 12 assists across all competitions to date.
He was recently rewarded with a new long-term contract for his efforts and Aubameyang believes the teenager will make a huge name for himself in the future, he told Sky Sports: “Oh for sure, he is one of the best, for sure. What I like about him is he is always listening to advice from us the experienced players.
“I really like it and he is really humble, he always wants to go forwards and learn more and try to improve his game so definitely he is one of the best. Of course, I think he’s 18 so he has a lot of time, but as I said to him the most important thing is to enjoy, because at this age to be at this club is really special and he just has to continue like this, to keep improving and I am sure he will go straight to the top.”
Saka has played in different positions over the course of the campaign and he has found most of his success from the left-back spot. Despite not being a specialist in the position, he has fared impressively with good decision-making on both ends of the field and he is now regarded as a regular starter under manager Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal have endured a difficult season in the Premier League and they are currently on course to miss out on the top-six for the first time in 26 years. That is definitely a disappointing sight for the club and the fans and Arteta will be hoping to change the club’s fortunes next term by pursuing quality signings during the summer transfer window. It is unclear whether Aubameyang will remain with the club amid his reluctance to extend his contract beyond next summer.