Jack Wilshere has highlighted a key quality that Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe possess despite their young age.
The ex-England international has spent a few months around the lads at London Colney and he knows what every player is like now. He has seen them train every day and his assessment gives us an insight into what a few of our stars are really like.
Saka and Smith Rowe have arguably been our best players for over a year now. Wilshere, like all of us, has been really impressed and he believes that the young Hale End duo always make the right decisions.
Wilshere: Saka and Smith Rowe make the right decisions all the time
The Englishman said in an interview with Arsenal.com: “The obvious ones, who everyone knows about, are Bukayo and Emile.
“The consistency that they’re putting in every week, their performances and they’ve got a manager as well who trusts them and I think if you’re a young player at Arsenal coming through the academy now, you should look at that and think, ‘Well, if I’m good enough, I’m going to get a chance, no matter how old I am.’
“I mentioned before their consistency levels which is sometimes rare for a young player, a lot of time you see a young player come in, have a good game, three or four good games, maybe one or two bad games, but with Emile and Saka, it seems to be they’re doing it week in, week out, they’re making the right decisions all the time.”
The Insider’s View:
Saka and Smith Rowe’s quality and talent have been evident to everyone who has followed the Premier League over the last 12 months. However, their decision-making is something that never really gets enough credit.
It’s very unusual for players who are around the age of 20 to step up in the toughest league in the world and perform as consistently as they have done. Their decision-making in pressure situations have been phenomenal, and it won’t be wrong to say that they’ve carried us at times.
Arsenal’s future is really bright thanks to Saka and Smith Rowe. They’re already up there with the best players in the country and they’ll only get better in the coming years, which is really exciting for us.