Arsenal wonderkid Saka compared to Cristiano Ronaldo by Michael Owen after stunning Europa League display


MICHAEL OWEN believes Arsenal have a new Cristiano Ronaldo on their hands in youngster Bukayo Saka.

The former Liverpool striker was waxing lyrical over the 17-year-old following his performance against Qarabag in the Europa League.

Bukayo Saka impressed on his full debut for Arsenal in the win over Qarabag
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Arsenal ran out 1-0 winners and Saka, who made his full debut, tormented the opposition defence with his raw talent and ability.

He could have capped his performance with a goal but his strike was straight at the keeper.

And Owen believes Saka showed glimpses that he could rise to the very top, even comparing him to five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, he said: “He looked really nervous at the start of the game, myself and Martin were both talking about it.

The talented forward was showered with praise from Michael Owen and his manager
Owen even likened the youngster to Cristiano Ronaldo
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“But he certainly grew into the game. Just him having the courage to run at players was really refreshing to see.

“Some of the skill… I watched Ronaldo doing this the other day for Juventus.

“It’s absolutely brilliant and so unlucky that it wasn’t given a goal.

“He’s just different class and by the end of the game, his confidence was oozing.

He troubled Qarabag’s defence throughout with his raw talent