‘Absolute superstar’ – Saka hailed after showcasing range of talents for England

Lee Dixon is the latest pundit to express his delight at the work of Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka, who celebrated his 20th birthday this week.

The youngster scored for England on his birthday to close out the win at 4-0 over Andorra, helping his side to maintain their 100% record in World Cup qualifying thus far.

Saka was also a key member of the Three Lions side which reached the final of Euro 2020, where they were eventually eliminated on penalties, and former England and Arsenal man Dixon is full of praise for his contribution at this early stage in his career.

“You forget what an age [Saka is performing like he is at],” Dixon live on ITV shortly after full-time(via HITC). “He was basically one of the two who carried the Arsenal team last season. For such a young player, everybody was looking at him to change a game, to win a game.

“And he’s come into the England side – certainly in the Euros – he was the one that got the ball. And today, we saw he’s got a pass, he’s got a cross, he’s got the ability to take players on and commit players. He’s going to be an absolute superstar, I’m pretty sure of that.”

Saka certainly has a strong range of skills despite his limited years, and his mentality and work ethic have helped him develop into a young talent who has very few weaknesses, although his finishing at times can be lacking.

There is no doubt in my mind that he has the potential to be the best player in the Premier League one day, and possibly even the best on the planet if he continues on the upward curve, and I certainly hope that we are never convinced to sell him on.

Patrick

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6 Comments

  1. CorporateMan says:

    Sorry, off topic.
    Just saw the latest pictures from London Colney training grounds.
    So good to spot Partey in full participation. If only we could keep that guy fit!

    1. Val says:

      made my day that comment

    2. Sue says:

      Hallelujah!

  2. Sean says:

    Saka is 20yrs old…
    Star already at Arsenal now shining in the England shirt especially through his 1st Euros to get to the Final.

    He is a product of the Academy and his heart is at Arsenal (I hope) and is on a long term new deal so it would take and monstrous bid. If Grealish went for £100m this kid is at least double that.

    Partey back is a huge bonus and now Lokonga gets a rest from Belgium duties (no Injury, debuted already) to get Xhaka out of the team for good while he is suspended.
    Ramsdale
    Taveres White Gabriel Tierney
    Partey Lokonga
    Saka SmithRowe Ødegarrd
    Auba

    Laca, Pepe, White, Leno, Holding

    1. Val says:

      what about our new RB Tiramasu?

      1. CorporateMan says:

        On international duty with Japan. Not likely to be back early enough to be part of this weekend

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