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Bukayo Saka is already a better player than David Beckham, according to Gabby Agbonlahor

Bukayo Saka is already a better player than David Beckham, according to Gabby Agbonlahor

TalkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor said he would pick Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka over Manchester United legend David Beckham.

Gabby Agbonlahor has explained why he would pick Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka over David Beckham.

Former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor, who has called out Arsenal on numerous occasions this season, was full of praise for the in-form Saka during his latest appearance on talkSPORT.

In fact, the 36-year-old former England international says the Gunners forward has "more of an all-round game" than Beckham, who enjoyed a trophy-laden career with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.

“I’d pick Saka over Beckham if I could pick an England team. I said it during the World Cup, I would have Saka over Beckham”, Agbonlahor said.

“When I saw Saka at the World Cup, he was outstanding. In the Euros just gone as well, he was outstanding. Kept [Phil] Foden out of the team.

"If I’m picking my best England team, I’m having Saka on that right-hand side. Pace, scores goals, more of an all-round game. Can take players on, score goals, get assists as well. I’m picking Saka.”

Saka, who impressed for England at the 2022 World Cup, scoring three times for the Three Lions, has carried on that form for Arsenal in recent months.

You could even argue that his performances are a key reason behind their Premier League title push, but would you pick Saka over Beckham?

Many have praised Saka in recent months, including former Reading manager Paul Ince, who recently tipped the 21-year-old for the Ballon d'Or.

"I always say to myself, if Antony is worth £80m+ then imagine if Ryan Giggs was playing - he'd be worth £200million," he told Premier League Odds.

"Antony is a very good player but the way Bukayo Saka is playing right now is frightening.

"The penalty miss at the Euros seems to have really spurred him on. Saka is going to be one of the best players in the world.

"Saka is the go-to guy for Arsenal and he will only get better. Without a doubt he will be challenging for Ballon d'Or titles. He can do that in the next two years.

"If the Ballon d'Or was awarded now, he would be in the running because he's been stupendous and long may it continue."

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Topics: Bukayo Saka, Arsenal, Premier League, England, Gabriel Agbonlahor