Bukayo Saka had appeared at London Colney with the rest of Gunners squad for the first time this summer as Mikel Arteta’s men put through their paces at club’s training base on Wednesday morning.
The 19-year-old versatile winger, who went on a three-week holiday after playing for England at Euro 2020, made returned to the club’s training base at London Colney on Wednesday morning.
Saka, who played a key role in Gareth Southgate’s men run to the final of Euro 2020, suffered heartbreak against Italy in the final at Wembley, though, as his spot-kick was saved by shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The teenager was subsequent subjected to racist abuse online, however he has received support from staff at Arsenal as well as the club supporters across all the continent.
Even, the 19-year-old was presented with a display wall covered in thousands of letters, cards and gifts sent to the club through Gunners fans across the continent.
In footage of the moment posted to club official Instagram account, Saka said: ‘I’m speechless. How do I even say thank you for all of this?
‘Can I just pick it all up and take it home?’
After was presented with thousands of letters, cards and gifts sent to the club through Gunners fans across the continent, Saka went to business, started training session with individual before joined rest of Mikel Arteta’s men at London Colney on Wednesday morning.
The Gunners have had to put the disappointment of the 2-1 pre-season loss suffered to Chelsea behind them, and look forward to a North London Derby this weekend against Tottenham.
The north London club cohort underwent a rigorous training session at their London Colney base as Mikel Arteta looks to ramp up preparations for the upcoming season, which is just around the corner.
The clash against Brentford next Friday will have the eyes of the whole world watching, as both London clubs participate in the 2021/22 Premier League curtain-raiser at the Brentford Community Stadium in west London.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will be the last chance for Mikel Arteta’s side to build up their fitness ahead of a crucial season as they look to vastly improve on the 8th-placed finish last time out in the Premier League.
Ben White, who marked his debut for Arsenal with impressed defensive display against Chelsea, after joined from Brighton on a region of £50million, also appeared at London Colney on Wednesday morning while Albert Sambi Lokonga including Nuno Tavares among Gunners squad who put through their paces at club training based.