Speaking on the Wrighty’s House Podcast, Ian Wright has been waxing-lyrical about Arsenal star Bukayo Saka, claiming that he’s a generational talent.
The Arsenal man is only 19 years old and he’s already a fully-fledged England international and one of the Gunners’ most important players, and Wright believes that he is a generational talent.
What’s been said?
Wright was speaking about Saka’s inclusion in the England squad for the Euros, and he couldn’t speak highly enough of him.
“The experience that this will give him, because he’ll be involved in Qatar. Once we win this one, then we’ll go and win the World Cup with some serious players,” Wright said.
“Arsenal fans are saying that he needs a break, no, he needs this. With where he’s going and what his ability has shown us up to this point, he’s been our best player, he needs this kind of tournament to play against these players and be amongst these players, because I think this guy is going somewhere. I remember I got stick for calling him a generational talent, people said he’s not a generational talent, Mbappe is, R9 is, for Arsenal and for us, he’s a generational talent.”
Ian Wright says he gets stick for calling Saka a generational talent, but he really shouldn’t.
Is it a bit of an exaggeration due to his Arsenal bias? Of course it is, but it’s not the most outlandish claim we’ve ever heard.
When you watch Saka it’s so easy to forget that he’s only 19 years old, and if he continues to improve at the rate he has so far in his career, there’s no reason why he can’t be one of the Premier League’s best players for years to come.