Bukayo Saka: 2019/20 Performances

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

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  1. lomekian

    lomekian Well-Known Member

    The amazing thing about Saka is his decision making in key moments. Its not always there in build up, but when its time for the final action, he is mindblowingly good for his age. Most kids are the other way round. Same with Martinelli too - both actually get better the closer to the danger zone they are.
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  2. WilshereGone

    WilshereGone Active Member

    Thought the same thing while watching the game, right at the point where he set up Laca for that chance Schmeichel saved.
  3. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    Normally when you have a young player who can play in various positions, it implies the kid is a Jack of all trades with no standout quality. But I think it’s different with Saka. I genuinely believe he has a very high footballing IQ. It just comes easy to him that he can play in many positions.

    I wasn’t too pleased to see him out on the right because I think he loses the ball a lot out there however, that run he made fo his assist just sums up his game to Pepe’s. Saka has a simplistic game and at times it will not be seen as skillfulor graceful to others, it’s always effective. He made a smart run, a little shimmy and passed the ball with his right. Now imagine what Pepe would have done. Many stopped and slowed down the counter to try a thread a ball to Laca or Auba. Maybe Pepe would have cut inside on his left and struck the ball on Evans thigh. Maybe try some step overs until losing the ball. Whatever he would have done, I bet you he wouldn’t have made the simple decision that Saka did. And that’s what makes him ironic, his game is fairly simplistic but if you ask 10 Arsenal fans who does Saka remind you of or his future position, you would get 10 different responses. I have heard people compare him from Clarence Seedorf, Di Maria, Bale, Mane, Marcelo, Mandy, Thomas Lemar, David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Oxlade Chamberlain. Just shows how high his ceiling could be if he wants it.
  4. Geofranco

    Geofranco Well-Known Member

    Good points. I think Seedorf is an interesting one that I haven't thought of.

    I don't think he has the freak athleticism of a Bale or the technical level of a David Silva. I really believe he has the talent to be our version of Sadio Mane.

    He doesn't look as explosive, but I think his technique is cleaner than Manes.

    And Saka is still developing physically. I can see becoming so much more powerful and even improving his explosiveness.

    With more experience and rounding out his passing game a bit more (imagine if he was even just as good with combination plays as Iwobi), he can become a world class player in the future.
  5. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

  6. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One Trusted

    "Saka buys his mum a diamond crusted bidet" has a certain The Sun ring to it.

    That or "Saka get's a B- in one of his grades".
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  7. Football Manager

    Football Manager Copy & Paste Merchant

    Please remove oxshxt chamberlain from that list
  8. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    You're pointing out the weakness of Pepe for no reason. There are a number of situations where Pepe is more suited to dealing with them and Saka would lose the ball in those types of situations. Sometimes, the solution is more complicated and more skill is required which Pepe handles better.
    The two players are different and they have their own way of playing, and both players are very effective in what they do.
  9. harunh

    harunh New Member

    Saka is levels above Sancho, Sancho would struggle playing for a top 6 team in England, he looks extra good because hes playing in the Bundesliga, Saka is 20x better then Sancho was when he was 18, Saka has potential to be one of the best top 10 players in the world, this kid will become the next big player in England, levels above Sancho and 2-3 levels above Raheem Sterling.

    Saka is special, i followed him him since he was 15/16 and i always knew he is going to be the next big thing
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  10. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

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  11. Gooner416

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  12. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Love this guy but still not convinced at RW. Liked him more in the left side of the pitch whenever he played lb lw or lcm. He has a decent weak foot as well to cut in from Lw and score. Already did once in europa I think. Please make it Saka-Auba-Pepe for once.
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  13. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    I've fallen for the wide CM role. Not sure why, it just looked really good.
  14. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    There's an arguement going around on twitter that Saka shouldn't be grouped with Foden and Greenwood because the manchester duo have a lot more ability.

    I agree that Foden is an elite technician, and Greenwood is a supremely talented finisher but talent isn't everything. Saka is the most effective of the three imo, at least from what we've seen so far.
  15. lazyfreak

    lazyfreak Member

    "Wide CM"?! Talk about an oxymoron. That fact that when he plays CM, he mostly finds himself out wide which shows that he should be used as such. That's also where he's most dangerous. No more of this converting wingers to CM bs please! And no surprise MutableEarth liked that post of yours. Soon enough he'll be preaching the same s**t that he was about Maitland-Niles..... "he's a f***ing CM. End of". :rolleyes:
  16. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One Trusted

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  17. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    He's a little ***** who can't keep my username out his mouth, I already have him on ignore.
  18. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    It's a role that I think both Saka and Smith-Rowe if they fulfill their potential can play to a very high standard.

    Saka/Smith-Rowe - Partey

    Could be very interesting midfield IMO.
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  19. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    It's a great role for people who have excellent crossing ability and decent pace/dribbling but don't have the elite pace/dribbling that the best wingers do have.

    Nothing wrong with it, football is more about roles than positions these days. The best player in the league plays as a wide centre mid.
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  20. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One Trusted

    I've just seen his post history and oh my... :lol: Looks like AMN is his Bellerin/Monreal.
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