Bukayo Saka has made an excellent start to the 2020/2021 season and is now widely regarded as a crucial player for Arsenal.

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Bukayo Saka is interviewed after the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday September 26, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Bukayo Saka is interviewed after the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday, September 26, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

The versatile winger is improving with every game, surely establishing himself as one of the first and most reliable names on Mikel Arteta’s team sheet.

Saka was particularly impressive in the Gunners’ 3-1 victory over Tottenham in the North London Derby. As a player who had come through the Arsenal Academy ranks, it would have felt extra special for supporters as they watched him rise to the occasion and ultimately shine against their local rivals.

The Academy graduate was named the Arsenal Player of the Season last year and played 46 games across all competitions in the 2020/2021 campaign. Promisingly, he looks set to play in a similar number of matches in the campaign ahead. Prospective sports bettors are positively salivating with the recent turn of events for the Gunners squad. Not too long ago, things seemed dismal for Arteta’s side following poor form in pre-season standings and notorious transfer talks that went sour. However, recent events have clearly indicated a change in fortunes for the Gunners.

Arsenal are currently at odds of 100/1 to win the Premier League and 11/2 for a top-four finish. So, there couldn’t be a better time to capitalise on the odds. Betting platforms are well aware of this and are vying against competitors to get punters’ custom, for instance, fans are being offered a Bet365 bonus code. A brand that is already considered to be one of the best pulling out all the stops really demonstrates the excitement around the upcoming season. Full betting is available throughout the season, so if Arsenal continues to improve with Saka and others shining, fans can back them to finish in one of those coveted Champions League spaces.

The Gunners winger has been used in a number of different positions for Arteta, but he now looks to be settling comfortably into the position of an advanced winger. If he continues to add to his impressive tally of goals and assists, it’s unlikely he’ll be back playing as a full back any time soon.

Saka Was Trusted by England Manager Gareth Southgate

It’s not just the Arsenal boss who trusts Saka in the big games: as we saw during the summer at Euro 2020, England boss Gareth Southgate opted to start him against quality opposition. Southgate had the likes of Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, and Jadon Sancho at his disposal, but he started Saka in their Round of 16 bout with Germany and in the semi-final against Denmark. The Three Lions boss truly believed the Arsenal player could offer his team much more on both sides of the pitch.

Saka is sure to be a very important player for England at the World Cup in Qatar next year, if they qualify, which they are on course to do. If he continues to impress on behalf of his club, he’s likely to start more matches at that tournament. After all, the Euro 2020 runners-up are amongst the favourites in the betting for the trophy with current odds of 8/1 to be crowned the winners.

So far, Saka is proving himself to be a formidable force on the pitch. The Arsenal winger is proving to be a player who leads by example, and it would hardly be a surprise if he developed into a future captain at the club.