Saka hints on the country to make his senior team debut
Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka said he is yet to decide on his international future, with the forward eligible to feature for Nigeria and England.
The young winger was given birth by Nigerian parents and has featured for the youth teams of the Three Lions but is yet to feature for the senior team, and that makes him eligible to play for the Super Eagles.
Saka has been in good form since joining the Gunners first team this season,netting two times and giving five assists in 15 appearances in all competitions.
The 18-year-old revealed he has not recieved any call from either Nigeria or England to pledge his allegiance.
“I am always thinking about it but I haven’t made a decision yet,” He told BBC Sport.
“No-one has been in touch but when I make a decision you will find out.”
The Arsenal Winger made his senior debut for the Gunners in 2018 and played in his first Premier League game against Fulham in January 2019, which made him become the first player born in 2001 to play in the English top-flight, at the age of 17.
The winger has praised ex-manager Unai Emery for the opportunity he offered him to progress into the senior team.
“I have a lot of thanks to give him because he gave me so much confidence, he gave me my debut and he kept pushing me. I am grateful to him always,” he added.
“It’s just something I have always dreamed of, coming up from the academy to the first team.”
Saka is looking to work on him performance and to improve under the new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
“I have heard positive things about him and I am looking forward to working with him.”
Saka might get a slot to feature when Arsenal take on Bournemouth in their next Premier League game on Boxing Day.
Meanwhile Arsenal sits 11th in the Premier League after there 0-0 draw against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.