Pundit compares quality Manchester City star to Saka

Manchester City star, Phil Foden has been compared to Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka by Noel Whelan.

Foden and Saka are a part of the senior England national team now after they broke through at their respective clubs.

They were in the squad as England nearly won Euro 2020 and have continued to impress for Arsenal and Manchester City.

Saka is arguably the most important player at the Emirates now and the attacker is leading them towards a return to Champions League football by the end of this season.

If they seal that, he would be one big reason for the achievement, considering his contributions to Mikel Arteta’s side.

While Foden plays in a star-studded Manchester City side, Saka is the star in the Arsenal team and while praising the former, Whelan says he is on the same level with the Gunners’ man.

The former Leeds United player tells Football Insider: “He’s the complete player at such a young age, which is a really scary thought. He’s up there with Bukayo Saka – they’re going to be flying the flag for England and the main men at their clubs for years and years to come.

“Their ability, attitude, and character at such a young age is phenomenal. They’ve both got such experienced, older heads on young shoulders – it’s amazing. They could go anywhere in the world.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Saka is arguably the most important England player at his age now as he keeps getting better every time you watch him play.

At 20, he still has a long way to go and he will likely remain at the Emirates for a few more seasons if he doesn’t finish his career with the Gunners.

Tags Bukayo Saka noel whelan Phil Foden


  1. Saka all day long for me though slightly different players .
    If he was in that Man City side he would rip up the league

  2. For me, Foden is ahead slightly as he’s a more consistent goal threat. That may be because he’s playing for a great side, but Saka is less consistent imo. The thing with saka is, I’m convinced he will continue to get better and better due to his mentality and maturity. Always seen him as more of a midfielder and would be interested to see if he could transition to a CM role in the future

  3. Both are good players but the culture of destroying careers of skillful players in the EPL must stop. They need protection, its unprofessional to boast about screws in your hip.
    I don’t think even Messi would have made it in the EPL, they would have destroyed him like they destroyed Diaby, Edwardo. I strongly think such players can develop better in Spain

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