Is Bukayo Saka now being judged by a higher standard?

Bukayo Saka is now one of the most popular Premier League players and the attacker has shown he is worth the hype around his emergence.

He has developed from an academy player at Arsenal into one of the best players in the England squad for the World Cup in Qatar later this month.

Arsenal is currently at the top of the Premier League table and they also finished the Europa League group stage on top of their group.

Saka is an important contributor to both competitions and whenever he is on the pitch, we expect him to make things happen.

He was not his usual best as Arsenal beat Wolves yesterday and Alan Smith said on Sky Sports as quoted by HITC:

“Certainly not his best night. He has set such high standards.”

It now seems the youngster is being judged by a much higher standard because he has set them by his fine performances for Arsenal.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Saka is a world-class player now and he will always be judged by a much higher standard.

Against Wolves, he was not his usual best and it is normal that he is being asked to deliver more on the pitch.

Having played so many games, he needs some rest and we hope he returns from the World Cup, fit, fresh and ready to go.

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  1. Saka will become World Class, but right now he isn’t, he still is learning, he is young he will get better and will earn the label World Class, but right now, no.

  2. He’s a really good, sometimes great, player. Yesterday he came inside every time and only went to the byline once I think, whereas Martinelli cuts inside and goes outside equally.
    I just think we need more crosses or cutbacks from the right wing to be more productive.

  3. All players are judged every single game, yes Saka is very
    Young and still learning . However he’s not played well
    Recently, yet there are many whom feel the need to still
    Give him top marks including deluded Arsenal pundits.
    With the World Cup apon us I hope he steps up his game
    There is no hiding on the World stage.

  4. He will do the balancing between cutting inside and using the byline at world cup and post world cup….

    He has to reduce using the byline in his last few games with world cup in mind because he has been targeted by opposition defenders alot for injury with no referee protection…..

    Post world cup, we will see the “road runner Bukayo Saka” full fledge❤️

  5. Yes Saka is judge at a higher standard he’s just on the verge of breaking into a world class player.

    He needs to be a little more clinical in his finishing and using the bylines little more to become more unpredictable.

    But he is a marquee winger that is definitely on the rise .

  6. The words “world class” are used by pundits and the media frequently when the number of players who actually warrant such an accolade are few and far between.Saka is not a world class player imo and may never reach that standard unless he improves in a number of areas particularly in his first touch and his decision making.The fact that he is a natural left sided player who is obliged to operate as an inverted right winger is actually restricting his development and preventing him from operating in areas where he can use his pace to best advantage.With Arsenal topping the League I can appreciate why Arteta may be reluctant to tempt fate by giving Saka more freedom to interchange with Jesus and Martinelli and yet that is exactly what is needed to bring out the best in all three.In terms of a truly world class operator in my opinion the only Arsenal player who is approaching this high standard is Thomas Partey who along with KDB of Man City are the best of their type in the EPL.A number of Arsenal players have the potential to become “world class” and will hopefully do so in the not too distant future.

    1. You right Thomas partey is a little more upgraded in arsenal than the rest. And If by mistake man city allow Arsenal to take the league, these small boys will evolve into dangerous animals next season.

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