Arsenal duo on-field chemistry not seen since Bergkamp and Ljungberg

Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are enjoying on-field chemistry that we haven’t seen at Arsenal in a very long time.

Both players are key elements in Mikel Arteta’s attempt to rebuild the team.

The Spanish manager has had to trust in young players after being let down by the more experienced stars.

That decision has proven to be the correct one so far, Odegaard and Saka have been key in helping the club.

Arsenal fan, David Seager, writes on Sun Sports that the chemistry between the two players reminds us of that which existed between Dennis Bergkamp and Freddie Ljungberg.

He insists the developing partnership between both players helped Arsenal to beat Watford at the weekend and it could become the most important at the club soon.

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Saka and Odegaard are two delightful players to watch and we are lucky to have them in our team.

It has been amazing to watch them playing for the club, and this is only just the beginning.

The Gunners need to tie Saka down to a new deal soon so that there would be no chance of him leaving, which will disrupt this relationship with Odegaard.

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  1. Their chemistry and involvement is why I want to see them both in midfield playing either side of Partey. Saka is as good a tackler as xhaka, he immediately turns defence into attack and could have even more influence then he does now. Imagine that left hand side Tierney, Saka, Martinelli too die for.

    By doing that the right wing is freed up and I believe Pepe or Hutchinson would be a brilliant showdown for who takes that role.

    So what of Smith Rowe, well for me he can do what Lacazette does but with goals as well. Balogun I hear you say? Well he seems to me to be the effect alternative to Martinelli, coming in off the left.

    Yes I want signings, but only if they are far better than what we already have like Declan Rice, Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Kalvin Phillips, if not then improving the bench is also an option. Players like Cedric, Xhaka, Elneny, Nketiah and Lacazette can defo be improved upon

    1. Both in Midfield? I wouldn’t agree:
      Saka is winger and not a midfielder, as he develops, he can become more of a Bernardo Silva kind of player, who can play both in the middle and on the flank.
      Changing his position now, may affect his development.
      ESR, I believe would function better there than Saka. He is more flatfooted than Saka. Midfield does not need the kind of dribbling skills that Saka possesses (not enough space, hence, most skillful player, move to the flank), unless we are looking at another Messi; he would easily be dispossessed if he plays as a left CAM. If he is forced to stick to the rules of that position, we would be wasting his dribbling skills.

      Also, have you asked, can Saka play with his back to the post, left CAM (Xhaka’s position) presently, requires a person who can play with his back to the post. If the DM is marked, and the GK wants to give a short ass to the middle, the Left and Right CAM’s are the next option.
      This is what makes Xhaka to commit most of the errors he does, playing with his back to the post: Inability to properly check above your shoulder and spot your opponent, ignorance of what to do if an opponent is charging at you, the root of mistakes.

      Saka, a better tackler that Xhaka?
      I would doubt that, I would have to check stats.
      Every Gooner needs to protect Saka’s leg from injury. It won’t be funny if he is out injured in the name that he went for a tackle.
      For now, we would have to make do with Xhaka (ESR for me, an alternative).

  2. Those two are starting to become any defence’s nightmare cos the just keep oozing class when they combine i will like to see tierney and martinelli/esr to start doing the same in the opposite flank then we will be unplayable and a total nightmare to any defence.

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