Bukayo Saka: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevi, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    I don’t think there’s an issue with calling a spade a spade, especially in the heat of the moment.

    If somebody is playing crap then they’re playing crap regardless of age/fitness, right?
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  2. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    I don't agree with those posts too. Atleast not when these are posted before the player has had a decent chance to show what they can do.

    EL, League cup and even some FA cup games we should be playing a lot of the youngsters. It will be harder to give them a lot of minutes in the League. But even then if you score or put in a promising performance like Saka did today, you probably will even get some minutes in the league too depending on injuries or suspensions.
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  3. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    If someone is taking their first steps you try to understand why he is playing badly. But Saka wasn't even playing badly, he had some cool ideas that didn't come off and was getting attacked for it constantly.

    But yeah its alright. But why spend your time on youngsters when the seniors are playing even worse I never get. And I would also add that senior playing well helps the youngster more than youngster playing well helping the senior. So I would use my full force on the clowngang in the squad rather than on our future!
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  4. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    This kid can be a star.
  5. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    It's a good point. I seem to remember him playing well in a pre-season game against Benfica. Their left back just couldn't deal with him. Got an assist that day if remember correctly. His assist for Laca against Chelsea in pre-season a couple of years ago also came from the right. I guess he's just more in his element on that side.
  6. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Yeah I agree, but there’s nothing wrong with acknowledging if they are playing badly.

    Why don’t you adopt your approach to Pepe? You’ve already said he will be dross in a few seasons.
  7. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    Admittedly he was poor the first half but he grew into the game showed his qualities. One thing I like is how direct and willing he was to take on players. Even if he lost the ball he kept being direct. That’s probably the best thing you can do when playing in an open game like today. Just be direct and something might come off.
  8. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    24 year old. Thats senior player in my books. 80 M player. If no 15/15 goal/assists this season then its failure. Bang average player by the looks of it so far. Barely an improvement on Mikitaryan.
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  9. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    People writing of Pepe, writings on the wall for that :D

    Bukayo, keep it up kid. World is your oyster.
  10. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Starting him vs Villa might be a bit much considering we've got a league cup tie mid-week which'll be perfect for him.
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  11. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Yeah I doubt he is starting a PL game soon. We shouldn't rush these things.
  12. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Great performance tonight!
  13. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Adapting to a new league is not as tough as adapting to first team football but it still is a challenge.

    Picking and choosing to suit your preferences mate.
  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Tbh I didnt rate Pepe in France either. Just dont rate him as high as others.
  15. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Do you mean 15 goals+assists combined or 15 goals and 15 assists?
  16. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    15/15 goals/assists. 30 combined.
  17. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

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  18. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Barely an improvement on Iwobi either so far. Of course we need to give him time because we don't really have a choice. It's looking like he'll need a tap-in to get his first goal. Hopefully he scores soon and it helps with his confidence.
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  19. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Nothing wrong with hoping that. We are due to have finally a elite wide forward. I will still give passing grade if he manages double figures in both.
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  20. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Tbh, I'm not writing him off. I'm just underwhelmed at the moment, and that's not just because of his price tag.

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