Arsenal transfer news: ‘Bukayo Saka career will be OVER by 24’

Carlo Garganese
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal, 2023/24

Bukayo Saka’s career risks being over by the age of 24 or 25 unless he is better protected by referees.

That is the opinion of former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson, who has hit out at the treatment the Gunners winger receives from opponents.

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Saka is one of the most fouled players in the Premier League and Arsenal put in an official complaint to the PGMOL group (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) who officiate all Premier League matches about this earlier in the season.

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And Wilson, who made over 300 appearances for Arsenal and won the Double in 1971, is scared that Saka could be kicked out of the game.

Bukayo Saka is a star player for Arsenal
© IMAGO – Bukayo Saka is a star player for Arsenal

What did Wilson say?

“What drives me demented is we have one of the best young players and, if we aren’t careful, football will lose him by the time he is 24 or 25 because Bukayo Saka will have been kicked out of the game,” Wilson told the Daily Telegraph.

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“Referees don’t seem to see or understand it.

“There are always a minimum of two players within five yards of Saka and often a third. If they can’t stop him, they kick him.

“People say, ‘What do you mean? That’s too dramatic’.

“I say there has not been a more kicked player in the Premier League than Bukayo Saka.

“If he is facing in an attacking position, and he is taking them on, that is the time I worry. I really worry for Bukayo.”

The 22-year-old Saka has already made 216 appearances for Arsenal’s first team since his debut in 2018, scoring 54 goals.

He has also won 32 caps for England, scoring 11 goals and is considered one of the best young players in his position in the world.

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