Bukayo Saka ready to compete with Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal place

Arsenal Head Coach Unai Emery talks to (L) Sead Kolasinac and (R) Bukayo Saka during a training session at London Colney on October 20, 2019 in St Albans, England.

Bukayo Saka is playing well for Unai Emery’s Arsenal at the moment.

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal and Jack Stacey of Bournemouth during to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth  at Emirates Stadium on October 06, 2019 in London, United...

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has told The Telegraph that he is ready to challenge Alexandre Lacazette for a place in the team.

Saka is playing well for Arsenal at the moment and seems to have established himself as an important player in manager Unai Emery’s plans.

According to WhoScored, the 18-year-old winger has provided one assist in three Premier League matches, and has scored one goal and provided two assists in one Europa League games for the Gunners so far this season.

 

Arsenal have a very potent attacking unit, and with more expected from 24-year-old winger Nicolas Pepe and 28-year-old forward Lacazette set to return form injury, it is going to be tough for Saka to play regularly in the coming weeks.

According to The Telegraph, France international forward Lacazette - who joined Arsenal from Lyon in the summer of 2017 when Arsene Wenger was the manager and is valued at €70 million (£60.51m) by the CIES Football Observatory - is set to make his return from an ankle injury against Sheffield United in the Premier League on Monday evening, and Saka has made it clear that he is ready to take him on for a place in the team.

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth  at Emirates Stadium on October 06, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Saka told The Telegraph when asked about competing with Lacazette: “Yeah. It is always good to have all our best players available, all of us competing makes us push to play better and better.

“If one player is injured then others get an opportunity but I want everyone to come back and do the best for Arsenal. The boss knows what I can do, what the other players can do.

“Different games require different players but I feel like I’ve shown the boss he can trust me. Whatever game he puts me I’ll always give it my all.”

Alex Lacazette of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on October 20, 2019 in St Albans, England.

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