Arteta names Arsenal player that will ‘fly’ in title run-in

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has backed Bukayo Saka to lead the team’s Premier League title charge.

Arteta, speaking to the media on Friday, said he is “super positive” about the England winger and that he is “going to fly and be so decisive.”

Saka is Arsenal’s top scorer this season with 13 league goals.

Of the current players in forward positions, only captain Martin Ødegaard has played more minutes than Saka this season.

When asked whether he thinks the 22-year-old is in danger of burning out as the season reaches its climax, Arteta said: “I’m super positive. I think he’s going to fly and be so decisive.”

The Gunners travel to Brighton in Saturday’s late kick-off.