Arsenal of England youngster, Bukayo Saka, is in line for a return to the starting 11 of Arsenal when they take on Sheffield United this weekend in the English Premier League, due to a fresh rash of injuries haunting the London-based club. Just as it was when Saka first got the opportunity of starring in three straight matches towards the end of 2019, the Nigerian-born lad is heading back to the starting squad, but it will again be in his mostly unfamiliar leftback role.
It was the same role in which Saka struggled for form against Chelsea, such that Arsenal fans were happy to have Bosnia ace, Sead Kolasinac, back just in time, yet a return to status quo is now staring them in the eye, ahead of Saturday’s clash with The Blades.
However, it could turn out to be time for redemption, as Saka is in line to be deployed in The Gunners’ left-back spot again, when they host Sheffield United, because Kolasinac is out of the match due to a relapse in his fight with injury. His place will again be taken by Saka, who deputised for the injured Kolasinac against Everton, Bournemouth and Chelsea, then went on as his replacement in the games with Manchester City and Manchester United, but the England under-19 international’s best position is as left winger.