Ashley Cole has urged Bukayo Saka to find one position and become a specialist there if he wants to become a world-class player.
The Englishman has thrived in the current Arsenal team mostly because of his versatility.
Mikel Arteta has used him in a variety of positions including as a left-back, a right and a left-winger.
This has helped him to gain more playing time and has been important to the team getting good results.
Cole says Arteta would like that as a manager because the teenager makes his work easy.
However, it isn’t good for Saka as a player and Cole even said the gaffer is simply using and abusing him by playing him in a variety of positions.
Speaking on Sky, Cole said as quoted by Sun Sports: “As Jamie [Redknapp] says, [he’s] a shining light in this Arsenal team. He plays with courage, [he’s] fearless at times.
“But I just feel when you don’t cement down one position, it’s very, very difficult to nail that down and be a top, top player.
“As a manager, you love it because he’s adaptable and he can play in three or four positions, which is brilliant.
“But I feel for him at times because I think he’s kind of used and abused.”
Saka is one of the top players at Arsenal and he would hope to finally get a regular playing spot in the team at the start of next season.
Nevertheless, he should always be willing to help the team out in other positions when the need arises.