Darren Bent fires Bukayo Saka warning amid growing interest from Manchester City

Darren Bent feels that Bukayo Saka will benefit from playing consistently at Arsenal rather than winning trophies and being in and out of the team at Manchester City.

According to a Daily Mail report, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a fan of Saka, who has been going from strength to strength since breaking into the Arsenal first team.

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

For Liverpool, they are likely to lose Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich and will look to bring in fresh blood with an eye on the future.

Premier League champions Manchester City are always on the look out for talent and their interest in Saka will increase the pressure on the Arsenal board to offer their talented youngster a long-term contract.

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Saka is seen as one of the rising stars in English football and last season he scored 11 goals and provided seven assists as the Gunners finished fifth, painfully missing out on Champions League football by two points to rivals Tottenham.

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal at London Colney on May 18, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Darren Bent

Speaking on TalkSport, the former Tottenham striker - who is a fan of Arsenal and Saka - admitted a move to Manchester City might help Saka win trophies faster but he would be better off having a project built around him at Arsenal.

He said: “Manchester City is tempting and he would properly win trophies there but he won’t play as much he would at Arsenal.

“At Arsenal he is one of the main men and he has the project being built around him and Mikel likes him so it’s a tough one.

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Darren Bent. Credit: Alex Burstow/Getty Images

“I think he is better off staying at Arsenal and being part of something special.”

The Gunners will have a tough summer transfer with the departure of long-serving forward Alexandre Lacazette.

They also will look to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who joined Barcelona in January.

Manager Mikel Arteta has the backing of the board and he will look to keep the core of the team which secured Europa League football, while adding quality with the aim of looking to get the club back to Champions League football.