MIKEL ARTETA BELIEVES ONE ARSENAL PLAYER IS NOW ‘PROVING EVERYBODY WRONG’

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes that winger Bukayo Saka is proving people wrong with his ability to perform on a consistent basis.

If Arsenal fans thought last weekend’s win over Liverpool was impressive, then they will have been blown away on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal ran riot against West Ham United, racking up an unbelievable 6-0 win in East London.

William Saliba, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Magalhaes and Leandro Trossard all found the net in the first half, handing Arsenal a 4-0 lead at the break.

Saka added number five before Declan Rice smashed home a stunning long-range hit to make it 6-0 and really rub salt into the wounds.

Arsenal are in great form right now and boss Mikel Arteta has paid tribute to star winger Saka.

Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal star Bukayo Saka

Saka’s brace means he has now broken the 50-goal barrier for Arsenal, with his record now standing at 51 goals and 53 assists in 210 games.

That’s a sensational record and Saka just keeps coming up with goals and assists; 13 of each in all competitions this season.

Boss Arteta has now told Arsenal’s official website that he thinks Saka is ‘proving everybody wrong’ with how he performs on such a consistent basis.

Arteta feels that young wingers often go through ups and downs but Saka tends to be so consistent.

Arteta also wasn’t sure whether Saka would step up for the first-half penalty having missed a spot-kick against West Ham last season.

Saka dispatched his penalty with real aplomb and Arteta believes that he really showed his maturity with that moment.

“That at his age, in the position and consistency [he shows] – normally they don’t go in the same line – he’s proving everybody wrong and [showing] he can do it,” said Arteta. “What he has done today as well I had doubts that he was going to take the penalty or not because of what happened [last season], but it shows as well how mature he is and how determined he is as well to go to the next level,” he added.

Saka just seems to be so efficient, regularly making the perfect choice on the ball in the final third.

Being this good at 22 is frightening and Arsenal fans should look forward to seeing Saka’s excellence for years to come.

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