Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that he was pleased with Bukayo Saka's performance on Sunday, but insisted that he still needs to get better.
Saka dazzled in the 4-0 win over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium eight days ago but Arteta dropped him for yesterday's visit of Everton.
Instead, the Gunners' head coach played Sead Kolasinac at left-back but a shoulder injury saw his game come to an end after only 19 minutes.
Arteta's side were trailing 1-0 at the time after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's second-minute opener, but Saka came on and delivered the cross which led to Eddie Nketiah equalising on 27 minutes.
The 18-year-old was a constant threat to the Toffees down the left-hand flank and, with Arsenal winning 3-2 in the end, it could be argued that Saka made a game-changing difference.
He is one of the most exciting English talents on the scene right now, culminating in speculation about a summer move to Liverpool.
And although Arteta admits that he was happy with the teenager's heroics again, the Spaniard is adamant that there are weaknesses to Saka's all-round game at the moment.
He said to BBC's Match of the Day: "Physically it was demanding. I was very pleased with Bukayo Saka's assist, but he needs to improve in aspects of the game. He needs to know areas he needs to play in the pitch."
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