'Brought the chaos': Ian Wright blown away by Arsenal forward
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has praised Gunners and England star Bukayo Saka on the Wrighty’s House podcast.
The Highbury icon loved how Saka brought “chaos” in the Three Lions’ 3-3 draw with Germany in the Nations League.
Saka has become one of the first names on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team sheet, starting on the right side of attack.
However, the Gunners ace found himself playing at left wing-back in England’s Nations League loss to Italy.
Although Saka worked hard, he was always going to struggle influencing the game out of position.
Then, Phil Foden got the nod over Saka in England’s game against Germany on Monday night.
For much of the game, the Three Lions flattered to deceive against the four-time world champions,
Then, Saka came on off the bench on 66 minutes and played a part in dragging England back into the game.
After the Arsenal ace came on, Germany struck through Kai Havertz, making it 2-0 to the visitors.
But after Luke Shaw pulled one back for the hosts, Saka’s through-ball allowed Mason Mount to draw the hosts level.
Further strikes from Harry Kane and Havertz rounded off the scoring in a 3-3 draw.
Saka nearly won it in the last seconds when he embarked on a powerful run from halfway.
The Gunners 21-year-old forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a fingertip stop to keep the scores level.
Wright acknowledged that the game was “boring” until Saka and Mason Mount came on.
“I like going in with this”
The Arsenal legend then admitted he liked how England were going into the World Cup in a “chaotic” state.
It means the group can be brought together, concluded Wright.
“Yeah, that’s exactly what it is, it was boring,” he told Wrighty’s House.
“You want some chaos and Saka brought the chaos against Germany.
“I loved the vexed Mason Mount that came as well.
“I like that we’re going into a tournament now with this chaotic ‘our manager isn’t good enough, why is Harry Maguire going? Why didn’t he pick Tomori!’
“I like going in with this because this group can be brought together.”
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