Mikel Arteta has praised Bukayo Saka’s support and love since his Euro 2020 disappointment as “the biggest award he could have.”
Saka, 19, had his game-winning penalty saved in England’s penalty shootout loss to Italy on Sunday.
Saka, along with Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, who were unable to convert from the spot as well, were then exposed to heinous racial abuse on social media.
Arsenal figures from top to bottom have been in contact with Saka since Sunday’s final to show him their support, and that has been copied, for all three players, across the world of sport and beyond. Gareth Southgate hugs Saka after the Arsenal player’s miss during the penalty shoot-out Arsenal figures from top to bottom have been in contact with Saka since Sunday’s final to show him their support, and that has also been replicated, for all three players, across the world of sport and beyond.
During Arsenal’s first pre-season friendly against Hibernian, the Scottish Premiership club presented the Gunners with a shirt bearing Saka’s name and number.
In a show of unity, it has 7 on it.
‘I have [talked to him], we have all spoken to him, he has been down, but the support, love, and appreciation from everyone in world football, I believe, is the biggest medal that he can have,’ Arteta said.
Hibs expressed their support for Bukayo Saka by manufacturing a shirt with his name on the back Gigantic mural in support of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka has been unveiled ‘He had an amazing season, he was the best player in our club for the whole season, he played for England, he earned the place’
‘Do you have anything else in mind?’
Sure, the cup, but in football, you can’t have everything.