A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to bemoan the news that Gunners gem Bukayo Saka has been named in the England starting XI tonight.
The 19-year-old has been deployed on the left flank by Gareth Southgate as the Three Lions face Iceland in their final international game of the year.
England will hope to restore some pride following their Nations League disappointment with victory against Iceland at Wembley Stadium tonight.
The Three Lions were defeated 2-0 by Belgium to end their hopes of qualifying for the finals, leaving the Red Devils to fight it out with Denmark for a place in the finals.
Saka played the full 90 minutes for England in their friendly win over the Republic of Ireland last week and replaced Ben Chilwell in the first half against Belgium due to an injury.
The Arsenal prodigy has also made 11 competitive appearances for the Gunners this term, clocking up close to 900 minutes in the red shirt thus far.
While it’s great to see Saka continue on his upward trajectory which began as an Arsenal first-team hopeful and has taken him all the way to the role of England starter, some Gunners fans would’ve liked to see him rested.
Here are some of the comments on social media:
Bukayo Saka needs a rest…
— Rui Pires (@ruifpires) November 18, 2020
Dey need to rest this kid!!
— Imamu (@Isma33l_) November 18, 2020
If he gets injured I swear to god
— Arsednal (@arsednal) November 18, 2020
Over working my boy
— 🥶 (@PainfulArsenal) November 18, 2020
So proud but he needs a rest 😢
— Mrs. T. ☕️ (@ctxlt2018) November 18, 2020
Too many minutes
— Bubbles (@CalebSt67612829) November 18, 2020
Would really have to question if he left Saka on the bench. I was hoping he would though for a rest
— WorkofArteta (@WorkOfArteta) November 18, 2020
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