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England vs Nigeria: Arteta Reveals Preferable Country For Saka

While the Gunner’s forward grew up in England and had represented the country at youth levels, the 18-year-old’s parents are Nigerians making him eligible to play for the Super Eagles.

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The manager of English Premier League side, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, has noted that he would prefer that the club youngster, Bukayo Saka, plays for England instead of Nigeria at senior level.

While the Gunner’s forward grew up in England and had represented the country at youth levels, the 18-year-old’s parents are Nigerians making him eligible to play for the Super Eagles.

Saka had recently noted that it would be hard for him to choose between Nigeria and England.

Arteta while speaking to Daily Mail, said: “If I get asked the question then I can give my opinion.”

The Arsenal boss, however, noted that the youngster has not come to him for advice, adding that “for now, I will leave it totally independent with the player and his family as they normally have a big say with their background, their culture and where they are coming from. I don’t want to step in there.”

Arteta insisted that Saka is “Absolutely [he is good enough to play for England] – and he’s very clever to make the right decision, as well.”

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