Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has had an incredible season, but where does he rank among other top players of his age in Europe’s top-five leagues?
Mikel Arteta’s side deserve immense credit for what they did this season. We went toe-to-toe with Manchester City for the Premier League title, which is an extraordinary achievement considering how young our squad is.
Saka, 21, is a strong candidate to win our Player of the Season award, and he’s right up there to be named the best young player in all of Europe as well.
Amazing stat shows Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is the best U21 player in Europe
Bukayo Saka is the best young player in the Premier League, we have no doubt about that.
The 21-year-old has been playing out of his skin for Arsenal for a few years now, and it has to be said that this was the best season of his professional career.
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Saka finished the campaign with 15 goals and 11 assists for Arsenal in all competitions. He also picked up four goals and three assists for England in competitive games this term, taking his tally up to 33 for the season.
That is more than any other player aged 21 or below in all of Europe, which is a sensational achievement and makes him the best attacker on the continent.
Fellow Arsenal youngsters Folarin Balogun and Gabriel Martinelli have also made the list with 23 and 21 direct goal involvements respectively. Check out the full list below, courtesy of Football Transfers!
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What a player Bukayo Saka is!
Almost all of Arsenal’s attacks usually go through our right-hand side, with Saka, Martin Odegaard and Ben White tormenting opposition defenders game after game.
Saka, who is the youngest of them all, has been sensational for the Gunners, and the scary thing for our opponents is the fact that he will get better and better in the coming years.
We can’t wait to see Saka and the others back in action next season.