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Mikel Arteta has told Bukayo Saka to take pleasure in the rapid progress that has led him to become a contender for a place in the England squad, warning football will also provide its fair share of knocks.

Saka will play in his first north London derby when Arsenal go to Tottenham on Sunday and the scale of the 18-year-old’s achievement in becoming a key player is significant, given he had played seven minutes of top-flight football before this season.

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