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‘Quality’: David Beckham says Arsenal have a 21-year-old youngster who is absolutely brilliant
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‘Quality’: David Beckham says Arsenal have a 21-year-old youngster who is absolutely brilliant

David Beckham has told BeanymanSports that Arsenal have a youngster in Bukayo Saka who is absolutely brilliant. 

Saka suffered heartbreak at the World Cup as England were knocked out in the quarter finals after a 2-1 defeat to France. 

But the Arsenal star can certainly hold his head high after he really caught the eye in Qatar. The 21-year-old bagged three goals and provided one assist in four appearances for Gareth Southgate’s men. 

He was also England’s best player on the night they were knocked out of the tournament and the decision to take him off left fans baffled. 

Now the dust has settled on another missed opportunity for the Three Lions, Beckham has waxed lyrical about Saka’s potential. 

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Beckham on Saka 

The Manchester United legend spoke to BeanymanSports about England’s World Cup campaign in Qatar. 

Beckham named Saka as a prospect capable of leading England to success in future tournaments, alongside Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham. 

“I think that’s the exciting part. Like I said, we have got players who have been part of this team now for many years and they’re only 26-years-old,” he said. 

“You look at the quality of Bukayo and then you look at the quality of Jude [Bellingham] and the players that we have coming through in our country. I think it’s a real positive. 

“These tournaments whether you win them or get knocked out early, it’s always an experience that you can take on to the next game or the next tournament.”

The former England international suffered his fair share of heartbreak at major tournaments. But he feels the current group of players have a bright future ahead of them under Southgate. 

He added: “The future’s looking bright. We have a lot of young players that are a part of this team that have enjoyed this World Cup. But will then learn from it and take it on to the Euros and the next World Cup.” 

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Saka really announced himself on the world stage over the past month and was even named in L’Equipe’s team of the tournament today

England may have bowed out at the quarter-final stage but they showed they are more than capable of outplaying an elite side like France. 

It just didn’t quite happen for them on the night. But with players like Saka, Phil Foden and Bellingham, Beckham is right that the future looks bright. 

Saka now faces a huge second-half of the season under Mikel Arteta in north London. The Gunners will be aiming to maintain their push for the Premier League title. 

Arteta will need Saka to produce similar performances to what he managed in Qatar, especially with Gabriel Jesus sidelined.

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