Saka includes Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd stars as Premier League’s best

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Bukayo Saka has included a host of Premier League stars in order to create his ‘Ultimate Teammate’.

The Arsenal star is enjoying a brilliant season under Mikel Arteta, after establishing himself as a regular for the first-team.

In an interview with the Premier League’s official YouTube channel, Saka was asked to build the perfect FIFA player, using attributes from a variety of players.

Asked about pace, Saka selected Arsenal teammate Gabriel Martinelli, saying: “Just watch him play and press, the way he goes, he doesn’t stop.

“He’s not only just fast, he can also run a long distance at that same speed and just get faster.

“You look at his Chelsea goal [last season] – he didn’t slow down or get tired. It’s not just his pace it’s his engine as well. It’s crazy. It’s like he’s got a battery pack on his back.”

Next he was asked to select someone for their shooting and had little hesitation naming Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood.

“Both feet, he's amazing and I think that's one of his best qualities.”

Saka decided to include himself for dribbling, but went back to Old Trafford to pick Aaron-Wan Bissaka as the top defender.

“Defending, Aaron Wan-Bissaka. I've rarely seen him get beaten, so I'd say him,” he added. “When I played against him, I didn't find myself a lot in those situations, but I could feel what he wanted to do as I've obviously seen him play before. It's about not going into the trap he sets for you.”

In terms of strength, Saka picked out Chelsea defender Reece James: “He’s so strong, so powerful.

“His technical ability is amazing as well. He’s good enough not just to play right-back but can also play in midfield as well.

“He’s that good for me. The combination of his technical and physical skills makes him so good.”

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  • In the final category, Saka was torn between Manchester City’s Phil Foden and his own teammate Emile Smith Rowe, before ultimately opting to go with the Gunners youngster.

    “[He has]  settled in perfectly,” he said of Smith Rowe. “He was patient for his opportunity and I think he deserved it. When he got it he took it and showed the impact he can make for the team.

    “He’s a livewire across the pitch, he’s everywhere, he will run into space, pass into space and create opportunities for all of us. I love playing with him and I’m really happy with what he’s done in the team since he’s come in.”

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