Arteta Indifferent on Saka’s Option of Nationality

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stated that he would encourage Bukayo Saka to pledge his international future to England over Nigeria, where his parents hail from during pre-match interview when asked a question concerning Bukayo Saka.

The brilliant attacker is one of the London-born dual nationals on the radar of the Nigerian Federation ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, to beef up the squad for the Super Eagles qualifiers and other games at hand

While Nigeria has missed out on the likes of Ross Barkley, Dele Alli, and Fikayo Tomori in recent years, they have beaten the English Football Association to Alex Iwobi, Joe Aribo, and Ola Aina.

In quotes carried by Daily Mail, Arteta stated: “If I get asked the question then I can give my opinion.

“He hasn’t come to me with that so, for now, I will leave it totally independent with the player and his family as they normally have a big say with their background, their culture, and where they are coming room. I don’t want to step in there.

“Absolutely [he is good enough to play for England] – and he’s very clever to make the right decision, as well.”
The 18-year-old Saka has had a breakout season with Arsenal, scoring 4 goals in 38 games while producing 12 assists.


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