Owen compares Arsenal youngster to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Michael Owen has compared Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka to Cristiano Ronaldo because he’s bloody mad.

Saka made his Arsenal debut in Thursday’s Europa League victory over Qarabag, which extended the Gunners’ unbeaten run to 22 games.


The 17-year-old made quite the impression, with Unai Emery praising “a good performance” and “a very big personality”.

Emery added that the winger’s strength is “to continue trying to go one-v-one and break lines with his quality,” which Saka certainly did: the England youth international had four shots and completed eight dribbles in 90 minutes.

But Owen has gone a little further, comparing Saka to bloody Ronaldo.

“He looked really nervous at the start of the game, myself and Martin [Keown] were both talking about it,” Owen told BT Sport.

“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.

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