Arsenal Elevate Nigeria U20 Target Bukayo Saka To First Team Ahead Europa League Clash

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the match between West Ham United U23 and Arsenal U23 at London Stadium on August 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Highly rated Arsenal 17 year old Anglo-Nigerian forward Bukayo Saka made the squad of English Premier League giants Arsenal for their Europa League tie away in Ukraine against Vorskla.


Coach Unai Emery is expected to rest most of his regular players with the coach naming as many as five players from the youth team of Arsenal which includes the highly rated Saka, who is viewed by many as the next big thing at the club.

As reported by, England are keen on keeping the left footed forward away from Nigeria who are hoping to lure him to represent the U20s of Nigeria at next year Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

The forward has earned praises for his performance in the Premier League 2 where he has two goals and three assists in ten games following his step up from the U18s to the U23s.

Pacy, strong and skillful he originally started his career as a left full back but he has blossomed as a winger this season both for the U18s and 23s with his performance rated as one of the best by coaches of both teams.

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Saka has already represented England at various youth levels from U-17 to U-19 and at each level he found the back of the net but he still remains eligible for Nigeria as he is yet to play for the senior national team of England.