Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has tipped Bukayo Saka to be a success in the game following his excellent start to his professional career with the Gunners.
The teenager was handed his senior debut by Emery in a Europa League game against Vorskla in November 2018 but the Spaniard said he knew straight away that the player had a lot of potential:
“Bukayo [Saka] played eight minutes and never touched the ball but that was a first step for a 17-year-old who’s going to be great.”
Saka has gone on to make 30 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season, with the winger even being employed as a fullback on a number of occasions.
There is, though, some concern about his long-term future at the Emirates, with an agreement yet to be reached over a new contract.
The Gunners are believed to be confident that the 18-year-old will sign on a dotted line soon, but the longer negotiations go on for, the greater concern there will be that he could leave next year.