BUKAYO SAKA and Emile Smith Rowe have taken the Premier League by storm this year, and Joe Cole believes that the duo are worth ‘at least £100million’.
The two Hale End Academy graduates have each made 13 appearances so far this season, and have registered seven goals and four assists between them.
And former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole heaped praise on the Arsenal starlets whilst appearing on the All to Play For Podcast this week, saying: “Smith Rowe, he is holding Arsenal together.
“What is 21 or 22? He’s the man they look to, him and Saka.
“Young players are a commodity now. At Arsenal now, Saka and Smith Rowe, that must be at least £100 million worth of players.”
Saka, 20, has made the headlines on numerous occasions over the past 12 months, from being named Arsenal’s player of the season in June to becoming a standout player in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
He is also amongst the 2021 Golden Boy nominees.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Smith Rowe cemented his spot in Mikel Arteta’s squad after he helped to inspire a 3-1 win over Chelsea on Boxing Day last year.
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Both players appeared for England during the international break, with Smith Rowe making his debut against Albania after being called up to the squad by Southgate.
He marked his first international start in the Three Lions’ 10-0 win against San Marino where he managed to secure a goal and an assist.
Both players currently have long-term contracts with the Gunners, meaning it’ll be tough for any club to drag the duo away from the Emirates Stadium.