Gareth Southgate heaps praise on Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka ahead of England vs Wales

first_img SPONSORED Gareth Southgate heaps praise on Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka ahead of England vs Wales deadline day move to West Ham Speaking ahead of the Wales match, Southgate talked up the Gunners wonderkid and admitted he has been a joy to work with. ‘I’ve loved getting to know him this week, a really charming personality you can really see how excited he is by everything,’ Southgate said.‘Also he is an exciting player, we know he can play for or different positions already. He’s done the for Arsenal: wide left, wide right, wing back, left back.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think out and out left back at this level would be a little bit more difficult but any of those advanced positions he is more than capable.‘Our performance tomorrow isn’t going to be perfect, we’ll have too may new players in who haven’t necessarily played together but i think theres a lot of exciting things they can do and we are excited to see them.‘This team might lack experience but it’s also an opportunity for a lot of young players.’MORE: Chelsea hero Frank Leboeuf rates Manchester United and Arsenal’s top-four chancesMORE: Lucas Torreira’s agent reveals Atletico Madrid have no option to buy in Arsenal loan dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Skip Top articles 1 min. story by Metro Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Oct 2020 11:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Video Settings Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected Saka scored the opener in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United last weekend from a midfield position, once again highlighting his versatility.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT About Connatix V67539 Read More Coming Next Saka earned his first England call-up (Picture: Getty Images)Gareth Southgate has hailed Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is an ‘exciting’ player as the England manager prepares to hand the youngster his first cap for his country.Saka was called up to the Three Lions squad for the first time last week, and is set to be deployed as a left-wing-back in the friendly against Wales on Thursday night.The 19-year-old’s excellent form from last season has continued into the new campaign as he continues to prove him worth to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta. Advertisement Read More PLAY Skip Ad Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Comment / 1/1 Read More Read More Full Screen Read Morelast_img