World News – GB – Southgate praises Arsenal’s Saka ahead of England v Wales


Gareth Southgate hailed Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka as an’ exciting ‘player as the England manager prepares to hand the youngster his first cap for his country

Saka was first called up to the Three Lions squad last week and is expected to be deployed as a left-back in the friendly against Wales on Thursday night

The 19-year-old’s excellent form from last season has continued in the new campaign as he continues to prove his worth to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta

Saka scored the opener in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United last weekend in midfield, once again highlighting his versatility

Speaking ahead of the Wales game, Southgate spoke about the Gunners’ Wonderkid and admitted he was a joy to work with

« Loved getting to know him this week, really lovely personality, you can really see how excited he is about everything, » Southgate said

« In addition, he is an exciting player, we know he can already play for or for different positions He did it for Arsenal: wide left, wide right, full back, back left

‘I think the left-back at this level would be a bit more difficult, but in one of those advanced positions he’s more than capable


« This team may lack experience, but it’s also an opportunity for a lot of young players »

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World News – GB – Southgate praises Arsenal’s Saka ahead of England v Wales


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