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“Some clubs starting to approach” Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka as Englishman begins turning heads


LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s shining light

In what has been a dismal 18 months for Arsenal fans, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have emerged as dual pillars of hope from their academy. While Smith Rowe remains one for the future, Bukayo Saka is already one of the best youngsters in world football, and signed a new contract with the Gunners just last summer.

Still only 20-years-old, Saka has already racked up 93 appearances for the Gunners, and has provided 12 goals and 21 assists in this time. His all-round high levels of performance, across multiple positions, saw him taken to Euro 2020 as part of Gareth Southgate’s 26 man squad, where he found himself making a splash on the side.

Four appearances followed for Saka, including a substitute appearance against Italy, where he unfortunately missed the decisive penalty in the Final shoot-out.