Ian Wright believes Arsenal are placing ‘an excessive amount of strain’ on teenage starlet Bukayo Saka.
The 19-year-old, who solely broke on to the first-team stage on the Emirates final season, has established himself as a daily below Mikel Arteta.
Solely three gamers have featured greater than Saka for the Gunners this season, who has made 11 appearances in all competitions.
The teen’s spectacular home type hasn’t gone unnoticed by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate, that includes in all three of his nation’s latest fixtures.
And membership legend Wright believes there’s something ‘essentially flawed’ that Saka continues to be getting picked within the facet, contemplating his tender age.
“He’s our most artistic participant at 19,” the legendary Premier League ahead instructed the Wrighty’s Home podcast.
“Whenever you have a look at it like that, there’s one thing essentially flawed when he has to play so regularly to assist a staff like Arsenal to win.
“We’re asking an 19-year-old to come back off the bench, he’s simply performed three video games for England, and now he’s injured. That’s an excessive amount of strain already.”
Saka hobbled off simply earlier than the hour mark in final weekend’s goalless draw at Leeds, however fortunately solely suffered a useless leg.
Arteta has additionally acknowledged himself that Arsenal should ‘defend’ the starlet in worry of him burning out.
“Clearly, he’s a 19-year-old child and he’s performed a whole lot of soccer in the previous couple of months and we have now to guard him,” the Spaniard mentioned final week.