Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka has admitted that it would be a tough call for him to choose between representing the Three Lions of England and the Super Eagles of Nigeria following his impressive debut season at the Emirates Stadium, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 19-year-old, who is eligible to play for England by birth and Nigeria by his parental heritage, however, revealed that he remains humbled to be linked with both nations and would definitely make the tough call when the time comes.
“It’s a tough choice, and I’m happy to have represented England at youth level but I’m also proud of my Nigerian heritage from my parents.
“We haven’t been picked by any team so it’s about staying humble and when the time comes we’ll make the decision,” Saka told the British media.
Saks, who can play as a full-back and a winger however opened up on his decision to take up the club’s iconic number 7 jersey, stating that he was excited about it and would make the most of the jersey.
“I was so excited to get it. It’s stuff you dream of and to think of the legends who have had it is such an honor, I liked the number growing up because some of the best players in the world have worn it.
“It shows how much confidence they have in me and I want to repay their faith and hopefully can write my own history in that shirt.” Saka enthused.
The 18-year-old has scored 4 goals and provided 12 assists in 38 appearances for the Gunners this campaign and would most likely want to follow in the footsteps of former Gunner, Alex Iwobi who dumped England to represent Nigeria at senior level.