Video: Arteta hints that Bukayo Saka is set to be rested

Mikel Arteta has admitted that he will have to manage Bukayo Saka‘s minutes, bringing fear that the midfielder could be in line for a rest.

The winger has been arguable the club’s most important, and most consistent player, throughout the season thus far, and his minutes have reflected that.

Saka is the youngest of our first-team regulars however, and there is risk that he could burn out if he continues to play without rest, although the recent addition of Martin Odegaard could well give the club the option to play without Saka.

Arteta admits that Bukayo is in his best moment since the manager took over the helm, whilst admitting that he needs to be careful on overusing him.

Does Saka need to be rotated more to prevent burnout? Can Arsenal afford to rest him?

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. Dboy says:

    He certainly looked tired against Benfca. Or was he a bit sluggish? But I think rest will do him good. 👍

  2. Kev82 says:

    I don’t like this players need a rest especially a 19 year old when I was 19 I could play 4 games a week lol. Training facilities outstanding, pitches outstanding, dietitians etc and all we hear is fatigue.. players years ago played on farmer fields with a hangover and some gave performances of their lives 😂 too fit nowadays, they get injured getting out of bed haha.

    1. Sue says:

      “They get injured getting out of bed” 😂😂

      1. Kev82 says:

        Wasn’t it David James who injured his back reaching for..wait for it……………. The remote control for his tv, you couldn’t write it Sue 😂😂 Partey will come back soon, 2 games later he’s got eye strain, he needs a rest lol. These footballers are made of glass 😯

  3. pires says:

    The problem is that he’s the best player by a country mile for Arsenal this season,son you cannot drop him anytime soon….As we saw against Man U, his absence cost us the points…..

    1. Chapo says:

      No he is not. Xhaka has been Arsenal’s best and most consistent player this season. My opinion.

  4. Grandad says:

    Well he certainly cannot play in every match and as the 2nd leg against Benfica is arguably more important than the clash with Man City, he could well get the day off on Sunday.The same applies to Xhaka, who despite the accolade from Chapo, is too one paced to subdue the likes of Foden or KDB who I believe is fit again.How unlucky can we get?

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