Souness names the two Arsenal players that are a “real asset”

The performances of Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka have greatly impressed Graeme Souness, and he tips them to be massive players for Arsenal.

The duo scored three goals in Arsenal’s 4-1 victory against Leeds United, with Martinelli netting twice in the game.

In the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal has needed other players to step in with goals.

Martinelli and Saka have answered the call, and they showed in their performance against the Whites that they can be relied on.

Former Liverpool man and football pundit, Souness believes they are both massive players that would help Arsenal now and in the future.

He said as quoted by The Daily Mail: ‘They will take confidence. In Saka and Martinelli, they’re both 20 years older. They’re both direct, they’re both quick, they can only get better, barring they don’t get serious injuries. 

‘They’re special players. They’ll be a real asset to Arsenal. They’re two very promising young men.’ 

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Saka has been a mainstay in the team since he broke in as a youngster, while Martinelli has needed time to convince Mikel Arteta.

Most fans have been calling for the latter to get more minutes after impressing us at the start of his career.

Arteta is finally certain he can be the star of the team and if he continues the way he has been doing then he should expect to remain in the first team for a good while yet.

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  1. Its going well for the young players. The challenge will be getting them to impose themselves in bigger matches against the best players in the league though. City on the turn of the year I hope to see them both have good games.

  2. I think ESR is as good, if not better than these two gems.A trio of young talents who could play a big part in the renaissance of Arsenal.

  3. Totally agree Grandad, but I believe ESR will always suffer in the current set up.

    When you are the teams top goal scorer, and are consigned to the bench, what message does that send.

    I am not sure if anybody noticed, but the goal he scored against West Ham was with his left foot. The goal against Leeds was with his right foot. Both goals were well struck.

    Arteta needs to find a place in the team for ESR!!!

    A commentator on the Leeds game called ESR “Super Sub” when he came on and scored.

    That term I would think is the worst thing thing to say about a player as good as ESR.

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