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Arteta hails young player and his impact

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hailed the impact of 19-year-old Bukayo Saka following a second consecutive victory for the Gunners as they defeated Brighton on Tuesday night.

In the weekend’s victory over Chelsea, Saka scored just his second goal of the season after moving to the right flank for the last two games and then got his first Premier League to assist of the campaign to produce the winner against the Seagulls.

Arsenal had been struggling to win back-to-back league games since the first two weeks of the season back in September, but have now firmly put a completely dismal streak behind them, taking only five points out of 10 games.

According to, Arteta reflected after the final whistle on the south coast, “I said last week that the best treatment against any disease in football is to win football matches. In the first half, [Saka] had a tough game because we were not using those moments to produce benefits in the right way for him and other attacking players, so the game became very tough to return to a goal against a back five in a really low block.

The moment we began to play differently in the second half was an assault in a different way where they found more room and ability to open the circumstances and their block. We have produced four or five major opportunities and he’s been interested in most of them.”

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