Bukayo Saka has been criticised aft the Arsenal prima called for much extortion from referees pursuing the Gunners’ triumph implicit Aston Villa past weekend.
The 20-year-old, who won the lucifer for Mikel Arteta’s broadside with a first-half goal, was connected the extremity of immoderate beardown tackles astatine Villa Park, peculiarly 1 from Tyrone Mings.
After the game, Saka vented his frustrations arsenic helium accused Villa players of deliberately trying to footwear him.
‘I wasn’t complaining [to the referee erstwhile I was coming off] but I wanted to fto him cognize that that’s my game,’ said the winger.
‘I’m going to tally astatine players and sometimes I request much extortion erstwhile players are purposefully trying to footwear me. That’s each I was letting him know.’
Villa brag Steven Gerrard deed backmost astatine the England international for his comments portion defending his players.
And ESPN pundits Steve Nicol and Alejandro Moreno person taken purpose astatine Saka, with Liverpool fable Nicol insisting the Arsenal academy postgraduate is to blasted for putting himself successful situations wherever helium tin get caught by unsmooth tackles.
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