Chris Sutton thinks Arsenal has embarrassed Bukayo Saka After speaking to the Premier League’s referees bosses about the winger been fouled frequently.
According to Chris Sutton, Bukayo Saka will have been “embarrassed” by Arsenal’s need for greater protection for the youngster.
As part of their ongoing conversation, the Gunners brought up the matter with the Premier League’s officiating committee, citing Saka as one of the most fouled players in the league.
The England winger has been scythed down more times than only two other people.
Arsenal is worried that opponents may regard their initial challenge as a free hit before booking them for a second one.
The Gunners believe that Saka will receive a yellow card for his first real challenge. However, Sutton feels that the player has not benefited from the North Londoners.
He stated to the podcast It’s All Kicking Off: “I think Bukayo Saka will be a bit embarrassed about the situation.”
“It’s a compliment, isn’t it, that players want to get close to you and kick you? I don’t think Arsenal, I don’t know what they’re thinking of there and where they’re going with that. Ridiculous.”
Saka is a key component of Arsenal’s title challenge, and a serious injury might ruin their chances of winning the league.
He has been dealing with an Achilles injury since the previous season, and since being sidelined after a Champions League game, he has already had to miss some of the current season.
Although Mikel Arteta has previously cautioned his winger that he must learn how to best avoid injuries and hard tackles, he has also acknowledged that players in Saka’s position are frequently targets.
The Spaniard declared: “He needs to learn when to take certain balls, what to do with that ball, how to use his body, when to jump.”
“There are a lot of things we can train but obviously it is very difficult to understand what the opponent is going to do.”
“Wingers and talented players get kicked and fouled and get the demand to win games and that is the chance he has, that is his role in the team.”
“Stop moaning” is what Gabby Agbonlahor has asked the Gunners to do.
“It’s all you hear off Arteta and Arsenal – get on with it, it’s football,” he said on TalkSport.
“You used to get fouled each time you got the ball back in the old days. Take a look at the videos of Diego Maradona; he used to get chest-punched twice.”