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Bukayo Saka gives Mikel Arteta plenty to think about as David Luiz handed new Arsenal role

Here is your Arsenal morning digest for Thursday, 24 September.

Saka stars in Carabao Cup win

Arsenal progressed to the last-16 of the Carabao Cup last night with a 2-0 away victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

An own-goal from Foxes defender Christian Fuchs and a late strike from Eddie Nketiah for the second game in succession helped Mikel Arteta’s side progress to the fourth-round and book a potential date with Liverpool.

After league wins over Fulham and West Ham United in their opening two league outings of the season, Arteta opted to shuffle his pack somewhat, making seven changes to the side that defeated the Hammers on Saturday.

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But it was one of the four that retained their place that stood out best, with Bukayo Saka starring in the left-wing back role.

His performance earned him a strong rating in our Gunners player ratings.

Click here to discover what Saka and his rest of Arsenal teammates scored out of 10 in Art De Roche’s Arsenal player ratings.

Gunners make Nelson decision

Winger Reiss Nelson could leave the Emirates Stadium before the transfer window closes in a little under two weeks time.

According to The Athletic, as cited by football.london, the winger will be allowed to exit the club on loan in the hunt for more regular first-team football before the window closes on October 5.

It was only recently that Arteta was quizzed about Nelson’s future, and he hinted that a loan move could be the best scenario for the former Hoffenheim loanee to try and build up his experience.

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