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Bukayo Saka calls Mikel Arteta a ‘tactical genius’ than can outsmart opponents’

Bukayo Saka refers to Mikel Arteta as a ‘tactical genius’ who can ‘outsmart’ Arsenal’s Premier League opponents… before crediting David Luiz as his ‘most helpful team-mate’ yet

  • Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has referred to boss Mikel Arteta as a ‘tactical genius’
  • He says the Gunner boss is an expert at outsmarting other Premier League teams
  • Saka says Arteta knows how to ‘suppress’ them and ‘prepare’ his own players


Arsenal academy star Bukayo Saka has referred to Mikel Arteta as a ‘tactical genius’ who can ‘outsmart’ any of their Premier League opponents.

Saka starred for Arteta this season after graduating from the first team under former The Gunners manager Unai Emery.

The 20-year-old believes Arteta played a part in his rise to stardom – he says the Arsenal boss knows how to ‘get the best out of his players’ and ‘prepare’ them for big games.

Arsenal Academy star Bukayo Saka (right) has referred to Mikel Arteta (left) as a ‘tactical genius’ who can ‘outsmart’ any of their Premier League opponents

Speak with SportsBIBLE, the academy sensation said, “Tactically, he’s… [Arteta] quite a genius.

“I would say, tactically I think, he’s good at outsmarting other teams and he always knows how, how to get the best out in terms of playing in the back.

“And how best to suppress them and, I think as players, that really helps you go into matches prepared and know what you have to do to win, actually.”

Saka has also credited former Gunners centre-back David Luiz as the player who has helped him the most in his career so far.

Saka (right) starred for Arteta this season after graduating from the first team under former The Gunners manager Unai Emery.

Saka (right) starred for Arteta this season after graduating from the first team under former The Gunners manager Unai Emery.

Saka described Luiz as his 'most helpful teammate' as he 'advised' him on and off the pitch

Saka described Luiz as his ‘most helpful teammate’ as he ‘advised’ him on and off the pitch

Saka described Luiz as his “most helpful teammate” who “advised” him on and off the pitch.

The 20-year-old said: “I’ve had a lot of help from a lot of different players, but I’d say it’s probably the biggest impact – probably David Luiz.

“He’s done the most for me in my career. Going into the first team wasn’t always the easiest experience, of course, but I think when you say this to all the young Arsenal players, [they’d say] David has done so much.

“He went out of his way to do a lot for us – advice on and off the pitch, yes he was a very good guy, but of course there have been a lot of other players at Arsenal but I would probably say David.”

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