Could this be the season where Saka proves he is one of the World’s elite players?

After a 7-year hiatus, Arsenal are back playing Champions League football which they last played it in the 2016–17 season. The Gunners mean business and Bukayo Saka feels he knows he has the perfect chance to show the world what he’s all about.

Like every other top player, the Arsenal winger has his eye on the Ballon d’Or. On his path to being considered the best, the 21-year-old has ambitions to win it all with the England national team and Arsenal.

“Ultimately, my goal is to win numerous trophies for Arsenal and score pivotal goals,” the Hale End academy graduate told France Football.
“On the international stage as well, winning the World Cup with England would be monumental.

“The aspiration for every player, I believe, is to win the Ballon d’Or. But for now, our focus is on collective victories.”

Saka is growing from strength to strength, season after season. Last season was his best campaign in top-flight football; he managed 14 goals and 11 assists in 38 league games. He also established himself as the Three Lions’ default right winger, playing a lead role in the Qatar World Cup.

He has the potential for great things, and his stunning goal against Nottingham Forest over the weekend, when Arsenal won 2-1, could be the start of a brilliant campaign for him where he could help Arsenal win major honours, after which, come next summer, help England lift the Euros and cement his status as a world-class forward.

Could this be the season where Saka proves he should be ranked amongst the World’s elite players?

Sam P

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  1. Yes, if he keeps scoring. But it’s going to be difficult, because he’s not used to do fake shot tricks

    1. @GAI I think you have a problem of undermining all of our players ability and always think we are short of greatness. If Saka was playing for City, I’m sure you would simply say he has everything to succeed but just because he is our player you can’t even say it.

      Its time you start taking us serious and give the team full respect without actually compering them to City in all aspects. Saka is better than Foden currently but I know you wouldn’t agree, just look who plays crucial part in the National team and get your answer there

      1. If he played for Man City, I’d still say the same thing. All players have their own strengths and weaknesses, be it Foden or other high-profile players at other big clubs

  2. It’s possible but a lot will depend on tactics and if he is rested/rotated and not overplayed again.

  3. I think this season Saka will get the world class tag and best right winger in the world tag if he is injury free .
    I predict he will score 30 goals across all competitions this season . With 20 plus PL goals .

  4. Surely, but he needs to become more ice cold in front of goal.

    A think with playing more along side the very ball sensitive Tossard, he will bring more to his game.

  5. I wonder how he would perform as a central striker freed from the demanding defensive duties he and Martinelli have to undertake as wingers.In fact I could ask the same question of Martinelli who seems to me well suited for the C.F position.Two great young talents.

  6. Saka is a wonderful player with huge potential to be elite, going to the opposite wing we have Martineli who i personally is totally unstoppable even if man marked the boy has a a huge sailing which he showcased during the forest game last Saturday elite performance Declan Rice was even shocked on how he trains and the speed that he has he and the likes of Havertz,Saka, Odegaard, Nketiah, Jesus and Trossard will Push arsenal to win silverware this season.

  7. Some pundits,players and coaches already consider him elite. Other than Mohammed Salah,there isn’t any other Right winger that had a better season than him.He is only 21 so hopefully he’s only going to get better. I believe he still can add goals to his name – 20 goals in the Premier League should be a realistic target for him because he has the ability. I also feel like the manager should manage his minutes better to avoid burnout

  8. Saka already did show he is a world class player last season. This is the season he might have to prove it now. And I believe with the addition of Havertz centrally apart from jesus and Nketiah, Saka and Martinelli will have more room this season. I think Saka might unlock his next level this season.

  9. Saka is no doubt an exceptional player and a generational talent. But what worries me is that he is sometimes overplayed and burnt out, Arsenal must find a suitable rotation for Saka and Arteta must rest him for non important/easy matches. Saka is one of the finest players Arsenal have ever had and I am sure he will scale new heights.

  10. I think it would be fair to say that Saka already is an elite player. He was recently third on a list of the world’s most valuable players, and probably still is.

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