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Ian Wright names sensational Arsenal star: Who else could be on his list?

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By Alan Knowles-Best

Former England international player and Arsenal legend Ian Wright recently named several young players who could become global superstars under the North London club’s current manager, Mikel Arteta.

The 21-year-old England international player Bukayo Saka is just one of the players that Ian Wright tips to be a huge success, but who are the other players that are on his list? Find out right here.

Arsenal players that Ian Wright believes can be a huge success under Mikel Arteta

Arsenal FC recently spent big in the transfer window, landing several players who have already made a huge impact since arriving at the club. Several great players have also come through directly from the club’s academy. The players that Ian Wright has suggested could become huge stars under Arteta’s tutelage are as follows:

  • Bukayo Saka – 21-year-old who plays as a winger, left-back, or midfielder
  • Emile Smith-Rowe – 22-year-old who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger
  • Martin Ødegaard – 23-year-old who plays as a midfielder
  • Ben White – 25-year-old who plays as a centre-back or right-back
  • [Albert] Sami Lakonga – 23-year-old who plays as a midfielder

Some of Arsenal’s biggest signings that have had a huge impact on the Gunners’ performances so far are Gabriel Jesus (centre-forward), who came in from Manchester City for a reported fee of €52,200,000, and Oleksandr Zinchenko, who also came in from Manchester City for €35,000,000. The gunners also spent the same amount (€35M) on bringing in attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira from FC Porto. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has also played an important role in Arsenal’s recent run of wins.

Among those to leave were Alexandre Lacazette (now playing for French Ligue 1 side Lyon), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (who now plays for local Premier League rivals Chelsea), Nicolas Pépé (Ligue 1 side Nice), Héctor Bellerín (Spanish La Liga side Barcelona), Lucas Torreira (Turkish Süper Lig club Galatasaray), and Mattéo Guendouzi (Ligue 1 side Marseille).

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Arsenal’s recent results and upcoming fixtures

The Gunners are currently top of the Premier League with 37 points after 14 games. They have won 12 of these games, drawn 1 and lost just 1, and they have scored 33 goals and let in 11. They also topped Group A in the Europa League, beating PSV, FK Bodø/Glimt, and FC Zurich to make it through to the knockout stages, where they could potentially win the tournament.

The other teams that made it through automatically were Fenerbahçe (Group B winners), Real Betis (Group C winners), Royale Union Saint-Gilloise (Group D winners), Real Sociedad (Group E winners), Feyenoord (Group F winners), SC Freiburg (Group G winners), and Ferencvaros (Group H winners). There’s also a chance Arsenal could play Monaco, Nantes, FC Midtjylland, Manchester United, Union Berlin, Roma, Rennes, or PSV in the knockout stage of the Europa League.

In the Premier League, they recently beat Nottingham Forest 5-0 at home, Chelsea 1-0 away, and Wolves 2-0 away. They are now on a break for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and when they return for Premier League action on December 26th, they are at home to West Ham before travelling to Brighton on December 31st.

Can Arsenal really win the Premier League or the Europa League?

The best way to find out whether Arsenal can win the Premier League or the Europa League would be to turn to today’s most reliable online sportsbooks to find out what kind of odds they are currently offering for the Gunners to win either. For example, at most betting sites today, Arsenal are currently the second odds-on favourites to win the Premier League outright, behind Manchester City.

The average odds are around +220 (American/Moneyline odds), which is 11/5 in UK fractional odds, and 3.20 in European decimal odds. Arsenal have even more favourable odds of winning the Europa League. They are the current odds-on favourites to win the tournament, and at most sites, you will find that they are priced at around +400 (which is 4/1 or 5.00). In other words, a safer bet would be for Arsenal to win the Europa League, but don’t forget that no bet is guaranteed, no matter how good the odds may seem.

Source: Daily Cannon.