Edu speaks with enthusiasm of a 5 foot 10 inch Arsenal prodigy


Arsenal technical director Edu became lyrical about the character of Bukayo Saka in an interview with the Gunners’ official website.

The Brazilian spoke after the prodigious left-back and teammate Gabriel Martinelli signed new contracts at the Emirates Stadium.

Saka, who went through the club’s academy, has had a major impact this season after making his Europa League debut in 2018, with 33 appearances to date.

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On Wednesday, the 18-year-old ended speculation about his future by signing a new long-term agreement with Arsenal, committing his future to the Gunners until the summer of 2024.

The previous £ 3000 a week contract for the British international under 19 was due to expire in the summer of 2021 and it had apparently attracted the attention of some great teams, including Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Asked about the character of Saka off the field, Edu replied: “He is the one we are really proud of because for me, since I joined the club, I started to know the players, to get in touch with the players and I saw from the start Bukayo, his behavior, the way he talks to you, the way he talks to me, to the coach, to the players.

“The way he talks to everyone is so nice, and I also had the opportunity to meet his family. When I met his father, his mother, his brother, I saw where Bukayo came from correctly.

“The family is like him. We say: “He has his feet on the ground” in Portuguese. Everyone is so nice and I’m proud, I’m proud. I really love it when you see a player with that behavior and that potential, that mindset for success. It’s beautiful. “

Vue TBR:

Amazing how fast things can change in football – Arsenal’s post-reboot reboot resulted in two bad displays and losses, but now the Gunners have rebounded three and, best of all, got the signing of two prodigious players who seem ready to play a key role in the future of the team.

Saka has shown that he is above, entering the first team and, at only 18 years old, there is still much more to come from the 5 foot 10 inch prodigy on and off the field, which is great news. for all those who are connected with the gunners.


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