Arsenal’s championship opponents, the Gunners, are “getting closer” to full throttle, but Bukayo Saka cautioned that they have not yet found their peak.
The England winger, who led his boyhood team for the first time on Saturday in their 5-0 thumping of Sheffield United, acknowledged that they had to modify their plan after being completely redesigned by Manchester City in the final stretch of the previous campaign. Saka, though, is adamant that Arsenal will be able to weather the long winter on four fronts.
“To be honest, I think we have to realize that every year is unique,” he remarked. We had a certain style of play last season, but clubs are ready for that this year, so we need to attempt to adjust.
“It goes without saying that one player may have less room now that they had more space the previous season, so we really just need to consider the outcomes that we’ve been getting.” We lead our Champions League group, we are near the top of the Premier League table, and we are still participating in all other competitions.
Although I agree that there is still more for us to achieve, I believe that is something we should be proud of. We are making progress; the fact that we scored five goals (against Sheffield United) indicates that we are getting closer.
Saka’s streak of 87 straight Premier League games ended earlier this month, although manager Mikel Arteta continues to mention that he may play as many as 60 games annually. According to the 22-year-old player, “I think I’m really focused on the next coming games and what I can do for the team,” he does not fear fatigue.
“I’m not really focused on talking about burning out,” I’m the kind of guy who always wants to be on the field, to give it my all, and who will naturally sit it out if I get hurt and have to miss play.
“But I’ll always give it my all and let them know that I want to play as long as I’m there and prepared to do so. The best players are consistent, showing up every three days to win games for their teams.
I’m attempting to reach that level, and it goes without saying that I must exert myself to do so. It’s challenging, of course, but I’m making an effort to do my best. Saka revealed that Martin Odegaard, the captain of the Gunners, has been recovering from a hip ailment. As a result, the Norwegian midfielder relinquished the captain’s armband over the weekend.
Saka stated, “He told me he’s playing with a little pain, and it’s somewhere in his hip.” “But it’s clear that he wants to give the squad his all. Since he is our team captain, he is constantly eager to go on the field.
He was given the night off against Sheffield United, and we’re glad we were still able to win. However, he is essential to the season and the upcoming games. I’m sure he will return, and I sincerely hope he does.