Arsenal scout Serie A starlet as Thierry Henry delivers brutal William Saliba criticism


Here is your morning Arsenal digest on Thursday, October 5.

Fiorentina scouting

Arsenal representatives were reportedly seen watching Fiorentina youngster Michael Kayode in action on Monday evening, according to Corriere dello Sport journalist Andrea Giannattasio, via Football Italia. It is claimed that the Gunners sent scouts to watch the talented teenager during Fiorentina's 3-0 victory against Cagliari, with Italy national team boss Luciano Spalletti also in attendance.

Kayode is a 19-year-old fullback capable of operating at right-back or left-back

Ljungberg advice

Arsenal hero Freddie Ljungberg has claimed that he had wanted Gunners manager Mikel Arteta to give Bukauo Saka a breather before he picked up an injury against RC Lens. Speaking about the injury to CBS Sports, Ljungberg said: "Looking at this makes all the Arsenal fans a little bit worried.

"He was touching the back of his hamstring. I have been a little bit like rest him a little bit.

"I felt he’s played a bit too much. He's still young and you say they can run as much as they can when they’re young. Rest him.

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"He's the most important player give him a break sometimes. I'm a bit worried for Arsenal at the weekend and how they're going to play without him."

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Saliba criticised

Thierry Henry has surprisingly criticised Arsenal defender William Saliba for his role in Elye Wahi's goal against Lens. "Elye, he is special when it comes to that [finishing]," Henry told CBS Sports.

"First and foremost let's talk about how he stayed away from Saliba. You see you don't need to go and break your neck, Saliba will beat you to the first ball; stay in a good position between the two lines and Wahi does that, he can finish so well.

"Can we talk about Saliba? The space never scores a goal. Can you have a look at where your striker is? He never looked at where his No.9 is.

"Only the No.9 can score there. He never looks to see what Wahi does, he never looks! He never looks! You have to check your shoulder."

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