Arsenal’s English-born Nigerian forward Bukayo Saka has been included in UEFA’s 50 best young talents to watch in 2020, Completesports.com reports.
The list which was in no particular order was published on UEFA’s official website on Thursday.
On the list alongside Saka is another Arsenal exciting youngster Gabriel Martinelli.
Also listed are Ansu Fati of Barcelona, Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood and Reece James of Chelsea.
Commenting on Saka’s performance for Arsenal, UEFA wrote: “In September, at 18 years and 14 days old winger Saka became Arsenal’s youngest European scorer since Aaron Ramsey in 2008.”
Saka has made 20 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season, scoring two goals and has five assists.
The youngster made his senior competitive debut for Arsenal on 29 November 2018 in their Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava, coming on as a 68th minute substitute for Aaron Ramsey.
On 13 December 2018, Saka made his first full home debut for Arsenal in their Europa League match against FK Qarabag.
He made his debut in the Premier League on New Year day of 2019 in Arsenal’s 4–1 win against Fulham after coming on for Alex Iwobi in the 83rd minute. And on 19 September 2019 Saka scored and provided two assists as The Gunners won 3–0 against Eintracht Frankfurt in their opening group game of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League.
He was rewarded for his efforts in Germany with his first Premier League start, in a dramatic 3–2 home win over Aston Villa, then registered an assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a 1–1 draw with Manchester United at the Old Trafford.
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