Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka was named man of the match for England during his country’s 3-0 victory over Ireland yesterday evening.
Saka has emerged as a key figure at the Emirates under Mikel Arteta. The 19-year-old, following on from a breakout 38 appearance campaign last time around, has already featured 11 times for the Gunners this term, scoring one goal to date.
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As a result, he has been rewarded with a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, benefiting from the fact that the Three Lions have scarce options for the left-wing-back role.
Saka was given the opportunity to start for his country against Ireland last night, impressing during a 3-0 win, with Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho and Dominic Calvert-Lewin among the goals.
Post-match, the official England twitter account shared a picture of Saka posing with his man of the match award, a well-deserved accolade after an accomplished performance from the teenager.
Your @bt_uk Player of the Match…
— England (@England) November 12, 2020
Arsenal look to have a gem on their hands in the shape of Saka, and if last night’s showing is anything to go by, it will be for the benefit of his country, too!