Bukayo Saka: Priceless asset is accelerating towards Europe's best teenager
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Bukayo Saka's shirt in the Arsenal changing room before the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal were in full flow at the weekend after thrashing Leeds United 4-2 at Emirates Stadium with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang netting a hattrick on his return. 

It was set for a close affair in North London due to the previous 0-0 at Elland Road and Leeds starting the day above Arsenal. 

Aubameyang will correctly get the plaudits for his first Gunners hattrick but the involvement of Saka was absolutely incredible. 

Everything about the teenager is phenomenal to watch. His pace, silky movement, incredibly agility and most of all, the confidence he plays with. 

The win over Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds took the number seven to over 5000 minutes in Arsenal colours at just 19 years old. 

He concluded the day with an assist and two penalties in his favour. Despite one of the spot kicks being overturned, the Leeds defence had no answer for Saka who was having a field day. 

We have saw the Hale End academy product in several positions since making his first team debut and it further explains his quality because of his versatility.  

Whether it is left back, left wing or right wing, Saka has taken games by the scruff of the neck and constantly remained a first name on the team sheet. 

It's 70 games up now and it makes you wonder how far this guy can go in an Arsenal shirt. He is simply a prized asset that the club should protect and cherish. 

Nine goals and 16 assists are the stats for Saka thus far in his first team Arsenal career. He is also the highest scoring teenager in the Premier League

It further asks the question if he should be starting for England with a European tournament approaching.  

His versatility and youthful fearlessness could be handy in his national side gaining success on an international stage. 

He made his debut in 2020 against Wales in a 3-0 friendly win. Saka played 76 minutes on the left-wing and like for Arsenal, he slotted straight into the side without fear. 

It is not a case of being biased, but this guy is a heck of a talent. He is quickly becoming Arsenal’s most important player and also their most expensive. 

The 2001 born winger will continue to impress for Arsenal and his stock will keep rising. Any chance of European football next season will largely be down to the form of this boy.