Former England midfielder Joe Cole has spoken glowingly of Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka after the 21-year-old helped the Gunners secure their 11th win from 12 games this season.

Saka’s goal in the Europa League on Thursday helped Arsenal beat Bodo-Glimt and Cole sees the England star as a ‘wonderful player.’

 

Cole, a former England midfielder, noted that Saka has a wonderful combination of speed and ball control.

 

Cole said on BT Sport, “He’s a wonderful player and every time I watch him he’s improving.”

He noted that at a very young age, the England winger is already a leader on the pitch, describing the 21-year-old as a gem.

He’s a fantastic footballer and one Arsenal need to tie down and build a team around.”

 

Arsenal have not dropped a point in the Europa League this season, winning their first three matches.