The Gunners winger says his 31-year-old teammate displays leadership qualities on the pitch.
Since his senior team debut in 2018,
has regularly played alongsidePierre-Emerick Aubameyang
in Arsenal’s final third. The 19-year-old has become a key player for Mikel Arteta’s team in their current campaign as he has made 23 league appearances for the Gunners. Saka says the Gabonese striker gives him confidence but he can also be angry when he feels his teammates are not playing well.
“Every time I played with him I've always had so much confidence,"
Saka toldbeIN Sports
"Sometimes he would tell you, you would have to pass to him and if you make a mistake then he can be quite angry.
"But the game where I scored my first goal for Arsenal against Frankfurt, before the game he said to me, 'Bukayo, you know you're very good player. If you're there in front of goal and you want to shoot – shoot! I'm not going to say anything'.
"My parents love him so much as well!"
Arsenal will hostTottenham
in the North London derby on Sunday before playing the second leg of their Europa League round-of-16 tie againstOlympiacos
two days later.