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Kolo Toure makes bold Bukayo Saka claim

Former Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been discussing Bukayo Saka.


Bukayo Saka is in the midst of his best-ever Premier League campaign for Arsenal.

Saka, who is also cementing a regular starting berth for England at 21 years of age, has scored 13 and assisted 11 for the Gunners in the Premier League this season.

The Englishman has been crucial to Arsenal spending the majority of the season at the summit of the top-flight.

He has also set a number of records this season. Most recently, Saka (23) and Gabriel Martinelli (20) became only the second pair of teammates aged 21 and under to both record 20+ goal involvements in a single Premier League campaign, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney in 2006/07 for Manchester United.

Now, Kolo Toure has made a bold claim about one of Arsenal’s MVPs.

Former Arsenal defender Toure said when asked if any members of the club’s current squad would get into the ‘Invincibles’ side: “Obviously, Saka. This boy has a special talent. He has passion, he has desire. He has technique, he has everything. I have been very impressed with what he is doing and for me, as a football man who has been in the game for a long time, watching the game, if the game is easy, it is quite boring.

“But when I watch a game and it is tight and I see one player willing to take the ball under pressure and make the difference – that is what we love. But this moment is special because it is the first time he is facing all this. But there is always a first time for everybody. If that time is now, Arsenal can benefit. Definitely.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


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