Former Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has revealed his admiration of Bukayo Saka and praised the teenager’s versatility.
Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough years with the Gunners, playing 33 games in all competitions and scoring three goals.
He has established himself as an Arsenal regular having only debuted in November 2018, with many tipping him for a bright future.
Saka is also attracting interest from elsewhere, with Premier League champions Liverpool said to be keen. The teenager is out of contract next summer and speculation is growing that he could depart the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta says an agreement over new terms is edging closer, but the Gunners will want to see Saka put pen to paper sooner rather than later.
Van Persie a “huge fan”
Also amongst Saka’s admirers is ex-Arsenal frontman Van Persie, who scored 132 goals for the North London club.
Speaking to BT Sport, cited on Football London, the Dutchman explained the 18-year-old’s ability to play a number of different roles has caught his eye.
“I’m a huge fan of his. He can play as a defender, he can play midfield, striker. Not the main striker but on the wing”, he said.
“He’s a multi-talented player who can offer assists, goals, he’s a joy to watch.”
Saka has played left-back, left midfield, left wing, right wing and attacking midfield so far this year.