Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka would ‘hugely’ benefit from the experience of playing at a major tournament with England, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed a place at this summer’s Euros would be “amazing” for the 19-year-old’s development.

Saka was named in England’s 33-man provisional squad for the Euros on Tuesday.


The winger, who can also play as a left-back, is odds-on to be named in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad next week after an impressive season at Arsenal.

He contributed seven goals and 10 assists in 46 appearances across all competitions in the 2020-21 campaign.

Campbell suggested a place in the England squad at this summer’s Euros would help Saka reach new heights for Mikel Arteta’s side.

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“I think going to a major tournament would be huge,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “The experience of it is so important.

“He has had an exceptional season and to be involved with the country is a great honour.

“He is still so young so to go and play in that England side would give him a great amount of confidence. Confidence is massive in football.

“If would be amazing for his development if he came away from this summer having been part of a successful England team.

“When you are young you need the experience and whatever the outcome the experience will serve him well in the future.”

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