Legendary Arsenal forward Ian Wright says the club should do all within their powers to ensure that rising teen star Bukayo Saka plays for the national team of England and not Nigeria.
Saka became the talk of the town following his outstanding performance in the English Premier League for Arsenal.
Saka has played for England at different youth levels but he is yet to play for the senior national team which makes him eligible to switch to Nigeria.
Wright wants the 18 year old to play for the English team before Nigeria step in for his services.
” There are various reasons why players are called up to the senior national team and one of them is present form and base on it Saka has no doubt put himself in the frame for a call up to the senior English team. There are players ahead of him at the moment but he deserve to be given a look in”, Wright said.
” It will no doubt hurt a lot if he plays for Nigeria because he looks like a real prospect who has progressed brilliantly through the ranks. It won’t be right if he plays for England instead of Nigeria. He is a potential that will help the English team now and in the future “.