The previous Gunners defender is a giant fan of the left-sided England worldwide and considers Gabriel Martinelli to be “probably the greatest abilities”
Bukao Saka “has the potential to be a world-class participant” says Lauren, with the previous Arsenal defender additionally hailing Gabriel Martinelli as “probably the greatest abilities within the Premier League”.
The Gunners have proven appreciable religion in youth this season, with Mikel Arteta pressured into modifications after overseeing the membership’s worst begin to a marketing campaign since 1974-75.
Seasoned veterans corresponding to Mesut Ozil and Sokratis have been pressured out, permitting academy graduates and children to show their value.
Emile Smith Rowe is the most recent to profit from his large break, with the 20-year-old playmaker shining on the Premier League stage.
Saka is one other to have proven that he can minimize it among the many elite, with the proficient teenager already as much as 65 senior appearances whereas amassing 4 full England caps.
The 19-year-old has additionally dedicated to a brand new contract at Emirates Stadium, with Lauren anticipating large issues from the versatile left-sided participant.
He instructed Gentingbet: “Saka has the potential to be a world-class participant. He’s a participant who understands the sport which is so necessary.
“What number of instances does he lose the ball throughout a recreation? Not many in any respect. He performs easy. He can play in quite a lot of completely different positions and do a terrific job in all of them.
“I nonetheless assume he hasn’t achieved his full potential. Generally for a younger participant to achieve their potential then they have to be surrounded by prime gamers who will make them higher. However Saka has all of the qualities to be a prime, prime participant.”
One other of people who Lauren has excessive hopes for is Brazilian ahead Martinelli, with the South American shaking off a run of unlucky accidents to drive his approach again into competition for normal recreation time below Arteta.
“Martinelli is likely one of the greatest abilities within the Premier League,” added Lauren, who fashioned a part of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ squad in 2003-4. “He was unfortunate to get injured final season as he was displaying wonderful promise. He’s fast, he can assault the areas within the final third.
“He can play within the quantity 9 or large positions. He’s fast in transitions and has numerous tempo, as you may see from his purpose in opposition to Chelsea final yr. Hopefully, he can come again robust from his damage and decide again up the place he left off.
“Arsenal want all their gamers match – the season may be very lengthy. And Martinelli is so helpful to have in Arsenal’s assault as he can play in all the positions throughout the entrance three.”