Bukayo Saka: Red Hot

boonthegoon

Arteta In by November
Great pick out for the first goal. Liked that even more than his goal. Starting to show more end product we badly need.
 

Riou

Gatekeeper Of Mediocrity
The way he plays, he's so much better on the right than the left.

If Pepe and Saka both start, would prefer Nico on the left...Pepe played pretty well on that side, the few games he played there last season.
 

Geofranco

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I don't get this narrative. Saka has also had a lot of dominant performances on the left. One of his best games in the first team was at the Eithad in 20/21 season playing LW. Also he always showed end product, at least when it comes to creating chances. He led the team in assists last season and even in his first proper season of playing LB, LW and LCM he had the most assists of anyone on the team in that stretch. He is a versatile player who was out of form. He has been overplayed and over relied upon cause of the lack of veteran leadership in the team.
 

Ac3knight

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Plays better on the right, can tell he makes better decisions on the right when cutting/facing inside vs. the left wing where his play tends to be more one dimensional...

Please keep him on the right over Pepe!
 

Trilly

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I don't get this narrative. Saka has also had a lot of dominant performances on the left. One of his best games in the first team was at the Eithad in 20/21 season playing LW. Also he always showed end product, at least when it comes to creating chances. He led the team in assists last season and even in his first proper season of playing LB, LW and LCM he had the most assists of anyone on the team in that stretch. He is a versatile player who was out of form. He has been overplayed and over relied upon cause of the lack of veteran leadership in the team.
He’s just good everywhere.

I can’t be bothered to prove it but it seems a lot of our good team performances happen when he’s on the RW but it’s nothing to actually do with him being on the RW if that makes sense. Like you said he’s had plenty of great performances on the left and the best I’ve ever seen him play was against Wolves in the first half when he was playing central. He cuts in very well from the left too, think people just see goals and don’t really analyse any deeper than that.

That stat of him with 15 g/a as a RW will eventually revert to the mean or his stats from other positions will rise to match that.
 

Riou

Gatekeeper Of Mediocrity
Think he is now the youngest ever player, to get a goal and assist in a North London derby match, beating Cesc from 2007 by a few months.

Slow start to the season or not, what a talent we have.
 

AberGooner

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Really good battle with Burn tonight. Really impressed with his strength allowing him to brush Burn off the ball at times.

Hopefully his injury is nothing serious.
 

Mrs Bergkamp

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Not effective but he plays well in most games. He's getting stronger too abd I just wish ESR could have made that pass to him on the break.
 
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