Arsenal obtain welcome Bukayo Saka health enhance

The season only lasts seven games and while Bukayo Saka looked like one of the more menacing players for Arsenal in the last two games, he wasn’t at the top level.

A goal and assist against Tottenham earned him his first ever Premier League scoring, contributions that are essential for Mikel Arteta’s side to achieve their goals. By far one of the better players in the Gunners in general, being in the starting XI has certain requirements.

Both he and Emile Smith Rowe must start production at the right end of the pitch. 20 and 21 years old or not, they are arsenal # 7 and # 10. That responsibility is unwavering.

Although he doesn’t look in his best shape as of now, largely due to his heavy involvement in the European Championships, Saka has re-entered the scorers’ list for England against Andorra as he got off to a great start with the Three Lions.

Arsenal and Arteta get a welcome Bukayo Saka fitness boost with Gareth Southgate due to a completely different starting line-up for the game against Hungary

As Opta noted, he is the youngest player to score in consecutive games for the English men’s team since Wayne Rooney in 2004. The records are piling up. Oh, and he was nominated for the Kopa Award, which is effectively the U21 Ballon d’Or. Absolutely deserved. Pedri who?

But playing every game for England, when it’s so important to Arsenal, can take its toll. While fans are more concerned about burnout and fatigue than the players and coaches, Saka’s overuse at his young age can certainly have an impact. The boy needs some rest.

After 90 minutes of playing time against Andorra, the fans shouldn’t have been too worried. While the home side raised physicality a few notches, England was so dominant that it felt more like a glorified training session than anything else. It took very little to trace back.

With Hungary next on the fixture list, fans can rest assured once again as Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol stated that Gareth Southgate could make up to ten changes to his starting line-up as the only player will keep his seat for Tuesday’s game John Stones.

Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho both started and withdrew for the first World Cup qualifier of the international break.

England won 4-0 in the first meeting of this group game and could get closer and closer to the top spot in Group I, while Albania take second place against Poland on the same day.

Saka appears to be taking a break (something he and the coaching staff may not need) and Mikel Arteta will be a lucky man. However, it doesn’t look like Smith Rowe will start his second U21 game against England in five days when they face Andorra on Monday.

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