Arsenal Winger Saka Speaks On His Choice Between Nigeria And England

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has revealed how tough it will be for him to choose between playing for Nigeria’s Super Eagles and England’s Three Lions at international level.

The 18-year-old has had a breakthrough season with the Gunners, scoring four goals and providing 11 assists in 39 appearances in all competitions for the London side, a performance that earned him a four-year contract extension and an international battle over his services by England and Nigeria.

Saka, who has represented England at youth level, is yet to get a call up from both nations but recent interests from both associations have made the decision harder for the former Arsenal academy player.

Recent reports in England say the Nigeria Football Federation has intensified efforts to attract the Arsenal player to feature for them after recently losing Chelsea duo, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori, to the Three Lions.

“It’s a tough choice,” Saka told Skysports.

“I’m happy to have represented England at youth level but I’m also proud of my Nigerian heritage from my parents.

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“We haven’t been picked by any team so it’s about staying humble and when the time comes we’ll make the decision.”

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