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Just watching MOD and some lad for Arsenal has just scored.

He 19 and appears he broke into the Arsenal team last year . He's played about 30 games.

On 4 September 2020, Saka made his debut for England U21s during a 6-0 victory away to Kosovo.

On 1 October 2020, Saka was called up to the England senior squad for the first time, ahead of their matches against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

I can remember when a player generally had to play 2-3 years at a very good standard to be considered for international call up.  Caps nowadays are given out like sweets.  He only played 1 game for the U21'S a month ago.  A full cap should be the pinnacle of a players career.

Why are international caps so valueless nowadays. May as well use them for toilet paper .  No value at all.

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2 minutes ago, Gee SCREAMER !! said:

Just watching MOD and some lad for Arsenal has just scored.

He 19 and appears he broke into the Arsenal team last year . He's played about 30 games.

On 4 September 2020, Saka made his debut for England U21s during a 6-0 victory away to Kosovo.

On 1 October 2020, Saka was called up to the England senior squad for the first time, ahead of their matches against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

I can remember when a player generally had to play 2-3 years at a very good standard to be considered for international call up.  Caps nowadays are given out like sweets.  He only played 1 game for the U21'S a month ago.  A full cap should be the pinnacle of a players career.

Why are international caps so valueless nowadays. May as well use them for toilet paper .  No value at all.

I generally agree with the sentiments of your post. In fairness to Saka, he probably won't get a cap and may be being brought into the squad to get a feel of international football, similar to what we've done by bringing some of the U18s to train with the first team squad.

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9 hours ago, Gee SCREAMER !! said:

Just watching MOD and some lad for Arsenal has just scored.

He 19 and appears he broke into the Arsenal team last year . He's played about 30 games.

On 4 September 2020, Saka made his debut for England U21s during a 6-0 victory away to Kosovo.

On 1 October 2020, Saka was called up to the England senior squad for the first time, ahead of their matches against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

I can remember when a player generally had to play 2-3 years at a very good standard to be considered for international call up.  Caps nowadays are given out like sweets.  He only played 1 game for the U21'S a month ago.  A full cap should be the pinnacle of a players career.

Why are international caps so valueless nowadays. May as well use them for toilet paper .  No value at all.

The alternatives at LB? Chilwell is head and shoulders above the rest - Justin, Bryan, Bertrand, Targett, Maitland-Niles, Shaw, Taylor, Cresswell. It's no surprise Saka is in the squad as the competition isn't great. Chilwell's been a bit of an idiot, so Saka may even make his debut, unless Southgate opts to play Trippier there again.

 

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It's just the way modern international football is nowadays. It's pretty silly, but you have to tie anyone with dual nationality down before anyone else gets to them.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/sports/football/417880-arsenals-bukayo-saka-chooses-england-over-nigeria.html

"Saka, 19, had initially suggested he could consider playing for Nigeria even though he had featured for the English youth teams since he is proud of his parents’ heritage."

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11 hours ago, Gee SCREAMER !! said:

Bellingham in the full England squad at 17 having only been called up for the u21's last month.

The price of this meteoric rise -41 championship games, some as sub, at the wrong end of the table and 1 Bundesliga game .

Look for a cap in you box of Cornflakes tomorrow. available in  5 colours- collect them all

 

He's played more than that for Dortmund... 400 minutes of top division football 🤦‍♂️

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