Paul Merson praises Bukayo Saka ahead of Chelsea clash

Former Arsenal player and analyst Paul Merson paid tribute to Bukayo Saka ahead of Arsenal’s big game with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The critic has been commenting on the stats regarding the winger, as the 20-year-old has topped every metric for Arsenal this season from an attacking standpoint.

Saka has 14 goals and assists in the North London team this season; With 60 chances created, 76 shots, 185 touches in the opponent’s box and 89 dribbles.

This prompted Merson to say on Sky Sports, which can be seen below: “He’s the shining spark for Arsenal. He’s the dangerous guy and he still puts such characters on.”

“The numbers he puts out there and the stats are just tremendous. When you play in a team at the top, at the top, and you put him in front, there are a lot of great players and you can’t multiply players but they multiply with him.”

“Teams come out and he’s on the radar, stop him playing and he still has such stats.”

Saka’s performances and stats this year have been astounding for Arsenal and he has shown throughout the season that he has risen to another level in his career.

The 20-year-old has helped Arsenal get off the ground this year and is hoping for a Champions League spot as his reward, and a seat on the plane to Qatar in November, it will be another.