Bukayo Saka: Arsenal star wishes Nigeria's Super Eagles well after England call-up

Bukayo Saka: Arsenal star wishes Nigeria's Super Eagles well after England call-up

- Bukayo Saka wishes the Super Eagles of Nigeria all the best

- The Arsenal defender was recently called up by English national team coach Gareth Southgate

- The 19-year-old admitted that he is proud of his heritage and added that he will support the team

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Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has admitted that he is proud to be associated with Nigeria but insisted he wants to be a part of the England national team's project.

The teenage sensation was recently named in Gareth Southgate's squad for this month's UEFA Nations League encounters against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

And this means he will not be eligible to play for the Super Eagles despite their keen interest to have him play for the three-time African champions.

Saka however promised to keep supporting the team in the best way he could, adding that he will watch them play at his convenience.

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The 19-year-old who fired Arsenal to victory over Sheffield United on Sunday, October 4 told Saka told Sky Sports that:

Bukayo Saka: Arsenal star wishes Nigeria's Super Eagles well after England call-up

Bukayo Saka in Arsenal training with Mesut Ozil. Getty Images
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“I feel like I’m really, really proud of my Nigerian heritage. “I always still watch Nigeria’s games where I can and I wish them all the best and support them all the way.
"But I’ve seen the process of how England are transforming and I think in the future they’re going to do great stuff. I feel like it was right for me to choose England."

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Saka has been in superb form for the North Londoners since he was promoted to the senior team last year - scoring four goals and 11 assists across competitions.

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He was also part of the Gunners team who won the FA Cup and Community Shield under Mikel Arteta in August.

Legit.ng recalls that Bukayo Saka has finally opened up about choosing which country he would represent at the international level between England and Nigeria.

The Arsenal star has played the British side at the U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels and his recent form for the Gunners this season would see him move straight into the senior team.

And the British-born Nigerian winger has said that it would be a tough choice to pay for either the Three Lions or the Super Eagles.

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