Saka insists Nketiah and everyone else will be important to Arsenal

Bukayo Saka has lent support to Eddie Nketiah as the striker tries to fill the shoes of Gabriel Jesus, who has been injured and will be out for some time.

Nketiah only stayed at Arsenal because he did well last season and was handed a contract extension at the club.

He is now the main striker and did well in the 3-1 win against West Ham last night, finishing with one of the goals.

Saka, who has become arguably the most important player at the club, has spoken about the need for everyone to step up and fill the void left behind by Jesus.

He said via Football London:

“Gabi (Gabriel Jesus) is going to be a big miss but I’m so happy for Eddie, I feel like we all believed in him and that’s what we need to do.

“When everybody believes in him, that’s what he can do but we have to encourage him. We have me, Gabi (Gabriel Martinelli), Martin (Odegaard) and even our centre-backs chipping in with goals. Everyone is going to be so important.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Saka is spot-on. Nketiah is not the only player who needs to step up and start scoring goals for us.

Everyone must be ready to lead the way and ensure we continue to win matches because football is a team sport, and everyone must always be on the same page.

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  1. Saka is right everyone have an equal role to play.

    But the camaraderie in my opinion is playing a massive roll in the camp.
    Long should it continues and hats off to the gaffer for festering it.

  2. Before the team started scoring during the come back against WH, every fans on JA were quite critical of Eddie, saying he was not good enough etc.
    Let me give a little advise here.

    The high press Eddie maintained on the WH golie and defenders made them balloon the ball upfield hence quickly conceding possession back to Arsenal. He played a critical role in our dominance in possession on the day.

    Always watch the overall game, i read some say he was running as a headless chicken, how wrong they were.

    Before a mistake such as a penalty is conceded, do not just look at the culprit like in this game WS. check who was supposed to be covering the problem area and if its a turn over who carelessly gave gave the ball away.

    Football is a team sport. Some players score because of another team mates running (what some fans call aimlessly) created space by drawing away opposing player trying to mark him.

    Next time when you watch the game, remember its a team sport and even off the ball play still counts.

    1. Saka is really right in this situation we are in with out Gabi so the team must remain one and work with one spirit at large for more batter results for our team,

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