Van Persie hails Saka over Arsenal’s breakthrough
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has praised Bukayo Saka after his impressive North London breakout season. The 18-year-old has been a pillar on Mikel Arteta 's side since his countryman Unai Emery was replaced by the Spaniard in December, even taking opportunities under the former. That's seen Saka widely considered the best graduate of Arsenal's academy since former captain Cesc Fabregas, with the teenager backed up to become a star at the Emirates Stadium. Van Persie claims the winger gives his side a large variety of talents.
I am a huge fan of his, if you point out Saka. He can play as a midfielder, play midfield, striker, not the main striker but on the wing, "BT Sport told him. "He is a multi-talented player who can offer help, goals, he's a pleasure to watch." Saka has enjoyed a phenomenal breakout season, netting three goals and adding 10 assists in all competitions, in 33 appearances.