“You have a special player in your hand, don’t lose him to Pep Guardiola”- Arsenal interim Head coach Freddie Ljunberg revealed he’s so impressed by Arsenal’s 22 years old “Power-horse” player who Pep Guardiola is secretly monitoring
Freddie Ljungberg, speaking on Monday Night Football, highlighted the exceptional contribution of Bukayo Saka to Arsenal’s recent win against Brentford, emphasizing the 22-year-old’s role in Kai Havertz’s winning goal.
Ljungberg praised Saka for delivering a remarkable cross into the penalty area, enabling Havertz to score his first league goal from open play for Arsenal. While the Gunners’ forward line hasn’t displayed the same prolific form as last season, with Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli having one goal each in the top-flight, Saka stands out as a brilliant performer.
The 22-year-old has notched up six goals and provided eight assists across the Premier League and Champions League, showcasing his versatility and impact on the team. In the recent match at the Gtech Community Stadium, Saka’s exquisite curling cross to the back post set up Havertz’s crucial goal.
Ljungberg, analyzing the goal on Monday Night Football, described Saka as a “special player” and praised his ability to deliver a top-quality ball into the box. Despite other attacking players like Martin Odegaard facing challenges this season, Saka’s consistent performances are proving crucial for Arsenal.
While Arsenal is yet to hit their best form, currently topping the Premier League table, the prospect of Saka continuing to shine is promising for the team.
Ljungberg’s assessment underlines the importance of players like Saka, suggesting that if Arsenal can unlock additional gears, they will be strong contenders for the title this season. With Saka in their ranks, Arsenal possesses a player who consistently provides a chance to make an impact on the pitch.