Rio Ferdinand has actually informed BT Sport that he thinks each and every single among Arsenal’s senior gamers will want Mikel Arteta to start Bukayo Saka now.

Saka may be among the youngest members of Arsenal’s first string squad, at the age of 19, but his significance to the side just keeps increasing.

The child scored and declared an assist for Arsenal last night, as they beat Southampton 3-1.

And Ferdinand thinks that Saka has actually made such an effect that all his Arsenal colleagues will believe that he always belongs in their beginning line-up now.

He said: “In regards to performances, yeah [he is a leader] In regards to vocally I believe he’ll be among the guys who sits there and follows and looks at others.

” In terms of efficiencies and output, well … The senior gamers will be taking a look at him believing ‘he needs to begin, I hope he remains in the group’.

” What he’s doing is more than most because team. His worth can not go unnoticed. I make sure Arteta understands his value to this group.”

Saka is presently keeping the similarity even more skilled, Willian, and the club’s record finalizing, Nicolas Pepe, out of the side.

Although Pepe did function last night, he played off the left -with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang out – with Saka taking his area down the ideal hand side.

There will surely be no threat of Saka losing his place in Arsenal’s group whenever quickly, either, as his performances just appear to go from strength to strength, in spite of all the adulation he is receiving.

Arsenal and Saka will next be in action again at the weekend, when they take on Manchester United.