Arsenal teen sensation, Bukayo Saka, has reacted to Unai Emery’s exit, suggesting the Gunners needed a new handler in the dugout as the team struggled to comprehend the Spaniard’s tactics owing to his poor communication skills.
Saka got his first team action under the former PSG boss, on the 29th of November 2018, coming on as a sub in a 3-0 victory over Vorskla in the Europa League.
He would go on to make his second appearance against Qarabag while also making the bench in the defeat to Chelsea in the final.
This season, the English player of Nigerian descent has played six times in the league, featuring thrice in the Europa prior to the axing of Emery.
However, the young midfielder couldn’t be bothered about the Spaniard’s exit, mocking his English language skills and embracing the appointment of youth team manager, Freddie Ljunberg.
“Freddie is very supportive of me,” Saka told football.london , “he was teaching me some tactics but I can’t quite remember what he was saying!
“He does give me a lot of information but it was always helpful.
“It helps so much. Sometimes when I don’t understand, when the coach is trying to communicate with me, I have a better communication with Freddie sometimes, he speaks better English.
“Freddie’s information, he’s been a player at this level before, and it’s vital for me because I play in the same position as me and he’s been a big part in my progress,” he told Footballlondon.
Emery was fired on Friday after the Gunners’ dismal form continued in the Europa league as Frankfurt stunned the North London outfit 2-1 at the Emirates.