We need to wrap Saka in cotton wool. Noted Arteta post-match said he was very fatigued. We need him for the next 10 years. Have to find a better way to manage his game time.
At the end of the day, football is about end product for an attacking player. Flash means nothing at all. Denilson(not our tragic one, the one who played for Betis) was one of the most outrageously talented players ever. He was absolutely unreal technically but he was also a show pony with no IQ. Give me a guy like Saka who may not wow you with a bunch of flashy tricks and flicks but is giving you at least an 8/10 performance every single week. CR7 wasn't the monster that history will remember as an all time great until he learned this and focused on end product over sheer entertainment. Saka already is mature enough to know this which is great.Think the whole talent thing is overblown. Players look more talented than others at 17/18 but it’s really about whether they have the ability to translate it into the first team.
Saka might not look as flashy as Odoi, but his decision making and footballing IQ absolutely outsmarts him. I made the comparison to Kimmich in this thread, in his versatility but also in terms of the ability to affect the game wherever he plays.