Gabby Agbonlahor says Arsenal have a top talent in their ranks who 'offers something different'
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka will offer England “something different” at Euro 2020, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
The Hale End graduate has enjoyed a superb second season in the Gunners first team.
Saka has made 46 appearances for Arsenal in 2020-21, registering seven goals and 10 assists.
His superb performances and consistency have cemented his place as one of the best Premier League talents.
The 19-year-old also made his England breakthrough this season and has made Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.
Saka started on the left of an initial 4-2-3-1 setup as the Three Lions faced Austria in Wednesday’s friendly.
He was sharp from the off as he threatened on the attack, worked hard to regain possession, and scored the winning goal.
“Saka could force himself into the England side, he offers something different,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT.
“He gets the ball and he goes past players on the outside.
“Players like Rashford and Sterling have to be careful because he’s there to try and take their place.”
“He’s impressed us”
“I thought he had a very good game,” Southgate told talkSPORT after the game.
“Right from the start, he was combining well in between the lines.
“He plays with a real maturity and confidence. He’s impressed us ever since he joined up.
“He played in a team at a big club in a difficult season and showed a real consistency – and he showed that tonight.”
Teammates, fans, pundits and peers are running out of superlatives for Bukayo Saka, which is no surprise really.
At just 19 years old, he’s already one of Arsenal’s best players, and arguably one of the best young footballers in Europe too.
This makes you wonder just how much better he can become in the next few years.
And with his contract running until 2024, he’s got plenty of time to deliver more magic for the Gunners – and hopefully for England too.
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