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Man City’s Phil Foden makes major Saka admission amid title battle with Arsenal 

Man City’s Phil Foden makes major Saka admission amid title battle with Arsenal 

Both Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Manchester City’s Phil Foden are thriving in the Premier League at comparable points in their respective careers.

 The dynamic duo are currently embroiled in two major battles, with their respective clubs vying for the championship and the pair seemingly competing for a starting position with England.

Foden has been in the spotlight for the past few seasons, as Man City has dominated English football. 

Saka, who scored his 13th goal of the season in the weekend’s victory over Crystal Palace, has been the young player to make a name for himself this season.

Foden has scored 13 goals despite starting a number of games from the bench, but his contributions in front of goal have been overshadowed by Erling Haaland, who reached the 42-goal mark last Saturday with his sixth hat-trick since moving to England from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

Saka and Foden have scored 13 goals each this season and they share a similar position in England’s national team.

 When playing for their clubs, they both prefer to play on the right side so they can use their stronger left foot to cut inside. During the World Cup matches against Senegal and France, they played alongside Harry Kane, with Foden on the left. 

However, in the first Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy, Saka was chosen over Foden, and he played alongside his club teammate Jack Grealish on the other wing.

Despite the fierce competition between their clubs in the Premier League and the rivalry for positions in the national team, Foden has a great deal of respect for Saka.

“Definitely, I learn from him,” Foden told Evening Standard when asked about Saka. 

”From him missing that penalty, he’s turned it around with his performances on the pitch for club & country. He’s such a nice lad & everyone loves him. He’s a big part of what we do here.”

“It shows what a person he is. He’s such a young lad, he’s still developing & still learning about the game. For him to come back from something like that [Euro 2020 final penalty miss] just shows the courage he’s got & how much he’s come on. I’m so happy for him.”

Man City’s Phil Foden makes major Saka admission amid title battle with Arsenal 

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