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'Wonderfully gifted': Gary Lineker blown away by Arsenal player today

'Wonderfully gifted': Gary Lineker blown away by Arsenal player today

Bukayo Saka was the star of the show as England hammered Iran in their World Cup opener in Qatar.

The Arsenal winger helped himself to two goals as the Three Lions ran riot. England were 3-0 up at half-time and then added another triple in the second 45.

Saka was among a number of fine players on display for England. Jude Bellingham was also in excellent nick as he showed just why he’s a man in demand going into the next few windows.

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And speaking on the BBC after the full-time whistle, former England striker Gary Lineker was clearly impressed with the winger.

“Bukayo Saka. What a wonderfully gifted young footballer. And what a way to bounce back as well,” Lineker said on the BBC after the game.

Saka will now surely start the next game against the USA. The Arsenal man was selected in front of Phil Foden and answered any questions over that emphatically.

For Arsenal and Mikel Arteta, there’ll have been a huge sense of pride watching Saka perform. His last big moment in and England shirt ended up in devastation. This, though, showed how good Saka can be and he is line to be a star for England this tournament.

TBR’s View: Saka showing his Arsenal class for England

Saka has been in fine form for Arsenal and he showed he can do it for England as well. There was pressure on him to perform given the players on the bench and he sure did that.

Saka can be so proud of himself. His goals were the icing on the cake in the end and Saka can end up being a crucial player for England in this World Cup.

If the Arsenal man carries on like this, then England fans might just get excited once again.

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