Saka, 18, had a decisive season with the Gunners as he built on the four appearances he made in 2018/19, recording 30 points in all competitions in the current campaign.
The versatility of the teenager on the left side is a bonus for Arteta, the English international under 19 revealing himself at home everywhere on the left flank, playing in the left rear, left wing and left midfielder.
He has scored three goals and nine assists in these games, but has no doubts about his future.
“I feel like my dream was always to be a winger, to affect games, to score goals and to get assists,” said Saka after recording a assist from behind left in the Premier League 4-0 victory over Newcastle in February.
“For now, I’m going to do the job that the manager asked me to do. “
And Arteta might be willing to grant him that wish, depending on how the boss of the Gunners divided his player groups when the club returned to training.
Premier League clubs only allowed to work in small groups before Wednesday announcement of a return to contact training, Football reports that Saka has worked on exercises with attacking players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson.
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Defensive players like Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Matteo Guendouzi were subjected to tactical plans elsewhere during the session.
With Saka operating as an offensive left back, Arteta may have seen more benefit from teaming up with some of his attackers.
However, as Kieran Tierney’s summer signing returns to fitness, the prospect of some playing time in Saka’s preferred position in the coming months is real.
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