Tony Adams claims Arsenal have a better prospect than Bukayo Saka
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Tony Adams claims Arsenal have a better prospect than Bukayo Saka

Tony Adams has told Sky Sports (broadcast on 26/9; 16:18) that he actually believes Emile Smith Rowe is going to be a better player than Bukayo Saka for Arsenal in the years to come, as he also hinted that the starlet evokes memories of Dennis Bergkamp in his mind.

What’s the story?

The Gunners really do appear to be making some progress on the pitch. Of course, on Sunday, Mikel Arteta’s men blew Tottenham away in the North London Derby at the Emirates.

It was a superb performance from Arsenal that hints that they are indeed heading in the right direction.

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But obviously, it has taken some time for Arsenal to get into that position. For a long while, it was the club’s youngest players who gave supporters something to smile about.

And the two starlets with the most potential seemed to be Saka and Smith Rowe.

Saka secured his first-team spot earlier. He has since gone on to shine for England at major tournaments.

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Smith Rowe meanwhile, benefitted from Arsenal enduring a miserable run before the turn of the year last season. He is slightly older than Saka at 21, and is a newer face in the senior fold.

And, while Adams lauded Saka, he suggested that Smith Rowe could be even more special in the years to come.

“They’re outstanding. I actually think Emile’s going to be a better player than Saka to be honest with you,” he told Sky Sports. “I used to play with Dennis Bergkamp and he does so much one-touch play.

“Listen, the guy’s got a statue out there so I don’t want to put him up alongside Dennis,” he said, when asked about the comparison. “But his football intelligence, he gets it and he’s seen it before it’s coming to him. The one-touch he plays is incredible.

“And Saka’s a fantastic boy, he’s a great human-being.”

Arsenal have a seriously exciting player if Smith Rowe is going to be better than Saka

It is pretty clear that both Saka and Smith Rowe are incredible prospects. And both should be stalwarts for Arsenal for years to come.

For some time, Saka has looked to be one of the world’s brightest young players.

So Smith Rowe eclipsing him in the future would be quite something.

And what is even more exciting for Arsenal is that they are not the only young players catching the eye by any means.

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