LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on July 07, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka says he is proud of his Nigerian heritage and also his English connections as he speaks about his international future.

Saka was born in England to Nigerian parents and has played for the English at the junior level, which makes still available to represent Nigeria at the senior international level.

The President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick and Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr admitted they will be delighted to have the player in their fold, but won’t beg him to switch allegiance to Nigeria.

Speaking to Sky Sports, on his international future Saka said he’s proud of his connections to both Countries, but still keeping his options open.

“It’s a tough choice, I’m happy to have represented England at youth level but I’m also proud of my Nigerian heritage from my parents.

“We haven’t been picked by any team so it’s about staying humble and when the time comes we’ll make the decision”, he said.

Meanwhile, there is hope that Saka could follow the steps of Joe Aribo, Ola Aina, Josh Maja, and Chuba Akpom, Alex Iwobi who have all pledged their international futures to Nigeria despite being born in England.

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