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Bukayo Saka is not Premier League’s best right winger, says Paul Merson

Bukayo Saka at Arsenal
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The England international has turned into a cornerstone of Arsenal’s attacking line under Mikel Arteta.

Former Arsenal star Paul Merson believes Bukayo Saka is still “nowhere near” Mohamed Salah in terms of his goalscoring output.

Salah’s excellent form has inspired Liverpool to return to the top of the Premier League table this season after spending a tough 2022-23 campaign. Saka, on the other hand, has maintained consistency with his excellent form, making 12 goal contributions in 15 league matches.

“Everyone tells me that Bukayo Saka is one of the best wingers in the world,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“But playing in exactly the same position as Salah, he gets nowhere near his figures. What Salah produces at the highest level is just mind blowing.

“We talk about Jack Grealish and Phil Foden, who are unbelievable footballers, but they won’t score as many as Salah put together.

“He’s definitely in the top five players in the world for me. He always gets massive goals in massive football matches, and I can’t speak highly enough of him as a player.”

Arsenal take on Brighton in their next Premier League game on Sunday before meeting Liverpool in a crucial match at Anfield six days later.