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In the following article, we will take a look at the top facts about Bukayo Saka first of all, at the beginning of the article, we want you to know that an exciting story, full of different events awaits you, so reading this article will be fun. Stay with us!

Before we get on with a more detailed look at some of the facts about Bukayo Saka, we have provided you with a list of some of the more basic information for your convenience so that you might get a better overview of who the young talent is. He is a young talent focusing on his football career.

As a whole, there’s little information about the Arsenal youngster online. This list contains information about Bukayo Saka's birthday and

Top facts about Bukayo Saka

. Bukayo Saka is an English professional footballer who plays as a left midfielder or left-back for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team.  

But who is he? Scroll down to see everything you need to know about the youngster. Bukayo Saka is one of the younger professional footballers playing for Arsenal FC and the England National team.

Apart from being the youngest player in the two squads, his skills and abilities as a midfielder have made him Popular to millions of football fans worldwide.

Bukayo is, without a doubt, one of the most promising players in the English Premier League. Also, most of the pundits have described the Bukayo as the next Cesc Fabregas. While the player is a product of the prestigious Arsenal Academy, his parents had to sacrifice for him to get a chance in the academy. He is self-motivated, both in training and during matches.

Top facts about Bukayo Saka

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Bukayo Saka, First we present you with some of the general information.

Bukayo Saka’s Biography

  • Date of birth

    : Sep 5, 2001

  • Place of birth of Bukayo Saka

    : London   [England]

  • Age

    : 19

  • Height of Bukayo Saka

    : 1,78 m

  • Citizenship

    : England, Nigeria

  • Position

    : Midfielder - Left Midfield

  • Foot

    : left

  • Current club

    : Arsenal FC

  • Joined

    : Jul 1, 2019

  • Contract expires

    : Jun 30, 2024

  • Date of last contract extension

    : Jul 1, 2020

Saka was born on September 5, 2001, in London, England. Saka is of Nigerian descent. Both of his parents are originally Nigerian and migrated to London for work. Saka's parents both stated their support for

Arsenal

and this subject was part of the reason why they moved to the capital. Saka has been an Arsenal fan for a lifetime, too.

For example, choosing football as a career path was hard because football academies are expensive across the UK. Luckily, he managed to get through, becoming part of the Arsenal U23 and the senior team. Saka was born in Ealing, Greater London, and attended Edward Betham CofE Primary School before Greenford High School. 

There is no much information regarding Bukayo’s educational background but it is certain that he attended Greenford High School. He started his career with Arsenal Hale End academy. When he had 17 years old, Saka signed a professional contract by Arsenal and promoted to the under-23 side.

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Bukayo Saka's Playing Style

Saka is a left-footed winger. He played for the gunner's youth teams primarily on the left flank. Saka likes to create chances for his teammates while playing out wide but is very efficient in front of the goal whenever he finds himself in a good scoring position.

He is also well known for his precise and timely crosses from the left. He is flexible, though, and has also been used by his young coaches as a left-back.

Bukayo Saka's Contract with Arsenal

When Bukayo Saka was 17 years old he signed his first professional contract with Arsenal. His recent performances have been praised by pundits as well. The young talent became a regular starter in the 2019-20 season and was offered a long-term contract extension with the club in July 2020, which he signed.

According to the report, this is a four-year-contract, extending his stay in north London until 2024 at the earliest. According to this contract, he reportedly will earned around 450,000 pounds annually. His net worth is estimated at  About $2 million. His new contract is reportedly worth £30k-a-week. It’s good for the age of 18!

Head coach Mikel Arteta praised Saka and said: "I think he represents every value that this football club stands for. He has come through the academy and earned his respect with hard work and accountability.

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Bukayo Saka highlights as an international football player

Many fans envisioned Bukayo Saka in Ghana or the National Team Jersey of Nigeria. He can decide in the future. However, his chances of playing for Ghana or Nigeria are slim due to his play for the English team. Gareth Southgate, the English national coach, gave him a chance to start against Wales in October 2020.

Thanks to Bukayo Saka's performance against Wales in Wembley, football pundits have a positive opinion of the young footballer with many praises. It is also maybe that Gareth Southgate will use his skill to solidify his midfield in the next Euro competition and World Cup.

Although Saka has Nigerian roots, However, he has so far featured for England at U-16, U-17, U-18, and U-19 level. Additionally, Saka could still play for either Nigeria or England. What matters is which country he decides to pledge his loyalty to.

Bukayo Saka as an Arsenal midfielder

Bukayo Saka's current team as of 2020 is Arsenal. In the 2018 Europa League, his first game for the senior Arsenal team was a friendly against Vorskla Poltava. While he was Aaron Ramsey's replacement, he retained the team strength, which gave Arsenal three goals.

Since then, Bukayo has become a key player under the coach Mikel Arteta. During the Bukayo Saka contract signing, the manager praised her performance as one of Arsenal's key players.

Bukayo is also the youngest player to play in the first team since Cesc Fabregas.

Top facts about Bukayo Saka

Can be interesting to you when you know although he is a playmaker, he scored his first goal for Arsenal on October 5, 2020 — against Sheffield United. With a long contract in place, Bukayo has a chance to prove his skills and become the next professional footballer.

Arsenal fans may vaguely remember playing a small team from Ukraine in the Europa League back in 2018, but might not remember the substitutions made in that game. Saka was one of them, making his senior team debut for the Arsenal. In the 68th minute, he replaced ex-Gunner Aaron Ramsey to make his first appearance.

First senior start against FK Qarabag. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez branded him “top-class” when speaking to talkSPORT last month. Martinez stated: “Saka (and Martinelli) are the future stars, not just for Arsenal, but in the Premier League and in the world."

Furthermore, Arsenal legend Ian Wright voiced his “delight” for Saka when he scored his first Premier League goal against Wolves earlier this month.

On 29 November 2018, Saka made his professional debut for Arsenal in their Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava. He came on as a 68th-minute substitute for Aaron Ramsey.

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On 13 December 2018, Saka made his first full home debut for Arsenal in their Europa League match against Qarabag. On 1 January 2019, Saka made his debut in the Premier League in a 4–1 win against

Fulham

after coming on for Alex Iwobi in the 83rd minute.

Saka scored his first senior goal on 19 September, curling a fine effort from long range into the corner away to German side

Eintracht Frankfurt

in the UEFA Europa League. He finished the match with two assists also to his name in a 3–0 win.

With his Premier League start, in a 3–2 home success over Aston Villa, Saka was rewarded for his efforts in Germany. He then registered an assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, setting up the Gunners equalizer in a 1–1 draw at Old Trafford against

Manchester United

.

when to Sead Kolašinac and Kieran Tierney were injuries, Saka began to establish himself as a regular in the Arsenal first team at left-back. On 27 January 2020, he scored the opening goal in Arsenal's 2–1 FA Cup fourth-round victory at

Bournemouth

, as well as assisting the second goal, scored by Eddie Nketiah. The goal was later voted Goal of the round by the BBC.

Bukayo Saka stats

Although Bukayo is only 19, he Has had an impressive performance in a short time as a professional footballer. The young player scored England U18's winning goal against France in 2018. Due to his significant performance, he was selected for the U19 squad, when he scored in his first match against Moldova. 

He has so far made 29 appearances in all major competitions as an Arsenal player. Bukayo has abled to score one goal with five assists in the Premier League so far. In all the 29 appearances, the player has managed to make an average of 25.75 passes per match.

Bukayo has also managed to create six big chances in his time at

Arsenal

. Most of the opportunities he has created are from his impressive 71 crosses. Although he is mostly a substitute, he has managed to win 12 of the 29 matches he has played.

Bukayo Saka's international career

Born in England, Saka is of original Nigerian descent. In May 2018, when they hosted the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, Saka played in the England under-17 team. In September 2018, in an away game against France, Saka scored the winner for the England under-18 side. 

Saka got his first invitation to the England under-19 squad in November 2018. He scored on his debut at that age level in a qualifier against Moldova. On 4 September 2020, Saka made his debut for England U21s during a 6–0 victory away to Kosovo.

On 1 October 2020, Saka was called up to the England senior squad for the first time and made his international debut as one of the starters in a 3–0 victory over Wales. Having played for England four times, Saka is now internationally bound to England and will no longer represent Nigeria.

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Bukayo Saka's Records

Another noticeable Top fact about Bukayo Saka His mind-boggling performances during Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the opening 2019 Europa League fixture saw him break a few records. Bukayo’s 1 goal and 2 assists made him the Gunners youngest scorer in the Europa League, at the age of 18 years and 14 days since October 2008. 

That was when 17 years-300 days old Aaron Ramsey netted against

Fenerbahce

. He also became Arsenal’s second-youngest English top scorer behind Stewart Robson who scored against

Spartak Moscow

in 1982 aged 17 years and 313 days. Now holds a teenage record for the Gunners

Saka has had a record-breaking season for Arsenal, as he now holds the most assists in a season from a teenager. The previous record was held by Cesc Fabregas – in the 2006/07 season, the Spaniard made 10 assists in all competitions.

Among the outstanding top facts about Bukayo Saka has hit 11 assists (five in the Premier League) for the season, with one game left to be played. To say Saka has played in three of four different positions, including full-back, it’s a very impressive record. Incredible goal involvement record for this season.

Last week, we did a ranking of the 20 teenagers with the most goal involvements in Europe this season. Ranking in seventh, Bukayo Saka has been involved in 15 goals this season. This adds to his impressive stats, with the only teenager in the Premier League with more is Manchester United’s, Mason Greenwood. 

On top of this, he has more than the likes of Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies, and

Real Madrid

’s Vinicius Junior. Bukayo Saka is a talent already, and at such a young age his potential is at the top of the sport.

Featured Comments About Bukayo Sako

ex-Arsenal striker Robin van Persie hailed the youngster as “world-class”. Back in February, the Dutchman appeared as a pundit for BT Sport’s Europa League coverage of the tie between

Arsenal

&

Olympiacos

.

He also compared the wunderkind's ability to the likes of Ryan Giggs & Dennis Bergkamp, as the young Englishman provided the assist for Lacazette’s winner.

“This is very good, world-class. He makes it look easy but this pass, as I said, only the great players can give those passes."Mikel Arteta has labeled him a “coach’s dream”It isn’t just the players that love the youngster, either – so does his boss.

Bukayo Saka's salary and net worth

 Although Bukayo has only played for Arsenal at the club level, he has a net worth of approximately £1.6 million. The net worth is from the

Arsenal

contract and his remuneration for the past two years as a professional footballer.

While Bukayo Saka's salary of £5,000-a-week is not the highest in the Arsenal senior team, he is one of the wealthiest young footballers in the UK. Thanks to his current form, he can renegotiate his contract and get more salary like other elite players on the team.

Unlike most players, Bukayo does not post pictures of his car(s). Also, the details of his home/ apartment are private. Therefore, it is hard to tell which properties he has bought in the last two years of playing professional football.

Bukayo Saka is, without a doubt, one of the most skilled football players in the English Premier League. While he was born in an immigrant family, he has successfully redefined his path by being a competitive football player, both at the club and national level. Tuko.co.ke, about a month ago, published Arsenal players’ wages per week.

According to the list, the highest-paid players are Mesut Ozil, Aubameyang, and Willian. The huge wages on the list shows just how profitable football has become over the years. Top clubs are now able to attract the best talent at whatever cost to improve their chances of winning the biggest trophies.

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