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Saka in a dilemma over England and Nigeria decision

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Bukayo Saka is eligible for both England and Nigeria, and the youngster has not made up his mind about his international allegiance. 

Arsenal youth academy graduate, Bukayo Saka, earned the trust of Unai Emery and his successor, Mikel Arteta.

The 2019/20 season has been his breakthrough, adding 38 appearances in all competitions to his tally of 4 in the previous campaign. 

He has been tipped for an England recall but has yet to make up his mind. In an interview with Sky Sports, the 18-year-old shared that he has not decided on what to do about his international future.

Saka shared he is proud of his Nigerian heritage and reflected that the African nation has a special place in his heart. However, for the time being, he is keeping his feet on the ground and waiting on a call.

“I’m happy to have represented England at youth level but I’m also proud of my Nigerian heritage from my parents,” Saka told Sky Sports.

“We haven’t been picked by any team so it’s about staying humble and when the time comes we’ll make the decision.”

Saka is one of a host of youngsters making their mark in England and abroad. In the same age bracket as Mason Greenwood and Jude Bellingham, a lot is expected of the youngster. 

The Ealing native is confident in his abilities and believes age is just a number if you have the right quality.

“Greenwood and Bellingham have so much quality. Whether they are 18 or 28 or 38 they’ve got quality and when you’ve got quality you’re going to be in the team, providing you can apply the right attitude,” Saka said.

“I feel the age isn’t really a factor because they’ve got maturity and quality beyond their years. That’s why they’re being trusted I believe.”

Arsenal is out of contention for European slots through the Premier League. Nevertheless, they can claim Europa League participation by winning the FA Cup