Arsenal star Bukayo Saka feels he’s earned trust of Unai Emery in Alexandre Lacazette’s absence

Saka has been given more playing time with Lacazette injured (Picture: Getty)

Bukayo Saka is hopeful he will remain in the Arsenal starting eleven after the return of Alexandre Lacazette.

The Arsenal striker is in line to make his injury comeback against Sheffield United on Monday night.

Saka, 18, has been playing at left wing in Lacazette’s absence and the young attacker thinks he has earned the trust of Unai Emery.

‘It’s always good to have all our best players available, all of us competing makes us push to play better and better,’ Saka told

Lacazette’s imminent return may push Saka out of the team (Picture: Getty)

‘If one player is injured then others get an opportunity but I want everyone to come back and do the best for Arsenal.

‘The boss knows what I can do, what the other players can do. Different games require different players, but I feel like I’ve shown the boss he can trust me.

‘Whatever game he puts me in I’ll always give it my all.’

‘The boss has really trusted me and put a lot of faith in me,’ he continued.

‘I just try to work hard in training every day, he has given me the opportunity to work in this team.

‘I’ve learned so much from the other players and it’s showing on the pitch.

Arsenal take on Sheffield United on Monday night (Picture: Getty)

‘Do I feel established in the first team? I don’t know yet, I just try to work hard, give my all and put in a good performance.

‘Hopefully after I’ve put in that performance I can build on it. If the boss trusts me to play I’ll always do my best.’

Arsenal travel to Sheffield aiming to reclaim third spot in the Premier League after Chelsea and Leicester City leapfrogged them over the weekend.


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