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Arsene Wenger names important factor that will decide Bukayo Saka’s career amid world-class talks

Arsene Wenger has provided valuable guidance to Bukayo Saka regarding the steps needed for his football career growth and progress

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has voiced his strong belief in Bukayo Saka’s stature as one of England’s top three players amidst ongoing debates regarding the winger’s world-class status.

Saka, aged 22, continues to shine brightly in what has been another remarkably productive season for him. Prior to Arsenal’s recent frustrating Champions League defeat against Porto, he had already netted six goals in just four appearances, and 12 goals and 8 assists in just 24 appearances this season while already having more than 200 appearances for the club.

Last week, Rio Ferdinand’s comments stirred controversy among Arsenal fans as he suggested that Saka still has significant ground to cover before being labeled as world-class. Ferdinand argued that Saka must consistently deliver elite-level performances in European competitions’ later stages to earn such recognition.

Further weight was added to Ferdinand’s assertions as Saka faced a challenging night in Porto, where Arsenal failed to register a single shot on target, eventually succumbing to Galeno’s injury-time winner.

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka

Arsene Wenger says Bukayo Saka’s career will be decided on how much he wants to continue to improve (Image credit: Getty Images)

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Nevertheless, Wenger staunchly defended Saka’s credentials, asserting that the young winger is already among the world’s finest players. Wenger emphasised Saka’s exceptional attitude and dedication to improvement, citing them as key factors in his rise to the top echelons of football.

Speaking on beIN Sports, Wenger remarked, “He’s top level because the players at that age that make differences at that level of the game have a great future.

“He’s a top person as well you know humble wants to learn wants to work his career will now be decided by how much he wants to continue to improve.

“He’s already certainly one of the three best English players.”

Despite the setback in Porto, Arsenal remains resolute in their confidence of progression, especially with the second leg set to take place at the Emirates Stadium in three weeks’ time.

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