Following Bukayo Saka’s Missed Penalty Against West Ham, Arsenal Considers Three Alternatives for the Next Penalty Taker.
Bukayo Saka, the Arsenal star, missed a crucial penalty during the Euro 2020 final against Italy, which might have a lasting effect on his career. However, Saka had taken on the responsibility of being the designated penalty taker for his club, which he carried out impeccably, until the weekend’s match against West Ham.
Saka’s missed penalty against West Ham will not be as replayed as his penalty miss at Wembley, but it will still be a devastating moment for him. Saka’s strike went far wide of Lukasz Fabianski’s goal, and it could be a key moment in the title race. Despite the setback, Saka has shown remarkable resilience and mental strength by performing well for both club and country and has reaffirmed his desire to continue as Arsenal’s penalty taker. He had scored all four penalties before the weekend and demonstrated his ability to handle pressure.
During the previous season, Saka’s successful penalty kicks came at pivotal moments in significant matches against Chelsea and Manchester United. This season, he scored penalty goals against Liverpool and Manchester City. If Saka decides against taking the next penalty kick for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta would have to decide on a different penalty taker.
Mikel Arteta mights pick from these three options:
- Gabriel Jesus
Martin Odegaard, and
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