Saka insists he will rest when the season is over and wants to keep playing

There have been fears over Bukayo Saka’s workload all season, with Mikel Arteta often urged to rest the Englishman for some games.

With a long season ahead, most clubs rest their key men in some matches to avoid eventually losing them to injury or burnout.

If there is one man Arsenal needs to rest, that player is Saka as the attacker has already played 36 games for the Gunners this term, including all their 27 league games.

No one will fault the club’s coaches if they rest the Euro 2020 finalist in a game, but the attacker does not seem fazed by the workload and insists he will have enough rest in the summer.

Saka said via the Daily Mail:

‘I’d say mentally, I’m just happy to be on the pitch.

‘If I put it to you this way: would I rather be injured or on the pitch, I want to be on the pitch.

‘If I ask myself when I was younger where I would want to be, and it was on the pitch playing for Arsenal every week competing at the highest level, I’d take it.

‘So, I’m happy. I just want to continue to push to the end of the season and then in the summer I can lock myself in my room and sleep for the rest of the summer.’

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Saka is still very young and can handle a large workload, but the key thing is that the Englishman has a terrific attitude, which has served him well for much of his career so far.

He is certainly heading for the very top of the game if he maintains this same attitude.

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  1. How Arteta has lit a fire into our club’s attitide and mentality.
    The whole club had gone stale, stagnant and on a downward spiral. Arteta had to come in dismantle the whole thing and rebuilt from scratch. And the squad has remained right behind him even if some trojan horses on their way out wanted to disrupt our club and bring it all the way down to its knees.

    I hope club, Arteta, the players and our fanbase are all rewarded for staying together throughout all the rough times..


    1. 100% spot on Goonster!! The reason I stuck by Arteta when things were not going well, was because I SAW HIS RUTHLESSNESS WITH THE SLACKERS THIS CLUB STILL HAD IN HIS EARLY DAYS.
      I saw how he refused to tolerate lazy idlers and arrogant young trouble makers and that was a key reason why I SAW GREATNESS IN HIM, EVEN WHEN THINGS WERE NOT GOING WELL. And so it has proved.

    2. Yes Goonster. When I posted on here the other year comparing the job Arteta has to do and compared it to the job Fergie had when he arrived at Man Utd, I was ridiculed by some.

      Arteta and Edu have so far done a marvelous job in my opinion, backed up by the BoD.

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