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Chris Sutton labels young Arsenal young star as ‘exceptional’

Arsenal, Six Sports

Former England player and now football pundit Chris Sutton has labeled Arsenal star Bukayo Saka as an “outstanding” player in “exceptional” form.

Bukayo Saka has been on the rise in the Arsenal ranks in the past few seasons. He has grown more and more important in Mikel Arteta’s squad. On top of that, he started most of England’s EURO 2020 games. While it was his missed penalty that handed Italy the EURO 2020 title at the end.

But the young forward has not let the penalty miss determine the rest of his season. Arsenal is currently in due course to finish in the top four of the Premier League for the first time in a while. The club look set to retuning to Champions League football at the end of the season.

Bukayo Saka’s exceptional run of form for Arsenal

The 20-year-old has been Arsenal’s best player this term. He has recorded a total of 33 appearances across all competitions this term. In this time he has recorded an impressive ten goals and five assists. (stats via Transfermarkt)

Bukayo Saka is expected to be in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the end of the season. The 20-year-old will certainly be hoping that he can be a starter at the competition and help his nation with his talent.

The young forward has averaged 2.4 shots, 1.8 key passes, and 1.1 dribbles per game in the Premier League this term. He has also maintained a pass accuracy of 79.1 in the Premier League this term. (stats via WhoScored)

The youngster’s form this term has seen him draw interest from fellow Premier League rivals Liverpool. But Arsenal is ready to hand Bukayo Saka a new mega-contract to reflect his importance in the gunner’s squad. The club is reportedly ready to quadruple the winger’s current salary to keep him at the club.

Chris Sutton’s comments on Bukayo Saka

Taking on BBC Radio 5 Live Football Daily Podcast about England’s 2022 World Cup hopes and Bukayo Saka, Chris Sutton said:

“One other name I can throw at you is Saka from Arsenal,”

“He’s been outstanding, his form has been exceptional and there’s a strong argument to make that he should be starting at the World Cup because of his Premier League form.”

“It’s a difficult balance that Gareth has to strike, and it will be interesting to see what he does.”

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