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Arsenal legend says Bukayo Saka is set for ‘Michael Jordan moment’ as he makes Invincibles claim

ARSENAL legend Kolo Toure claims Bukayo Saka would get into the Invincibles team and has challenged him to produce a “Michael Jordan moment” against Manchester City.

The Gunners meet the defending champions in a potential title-decider tonight with both looking to put their fate in their own hands with a win.

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Kolo Toure has heavily praised Bukayo Saka

Saka has been one of the standout performers for Arsenal this season, netting 14 goals and registering 11 assists in 42 games.

Mikel Arteta needs him at his best to beat City and Toure believes he could replicate basketball legend Jordan when he carried the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s.

Toure told The Telegraph: “This is when Michael Jordan makes his money because he’s the one who will make the difference.

“They give him the ball when the pressure is on.

“This Arsenal team has Saka. This boy has a special talent.

“He’s been carrying that team very well this season. In the games coming, he has to show that.

“It’s not about age. It’s about talent. He has unbelievable talent and desire.

“He loves that club and I’m sure this is a player who can really push the team up.”


Toure, who was part of the iconic Arsene Wenger team that won the Premier League without losing a game in the 2003-04 campaign, believes Saka is good enough to play in that side.

When asked which of the current crop would make it, he replied: “Obviously, Saka.

“Thierry Henry was special. He was always the guy who carried the team, who pushed us.

“In the dressing room at half-time he would come in and be kicking things, shouting.

“It was scary but you could see this was a guy who is willing to do everything to win.

“Saka, he has passion, he has desire, he has technique, he has everything.

“When a game is tight and I see one player willing to take the ball under pressure and make the difference, that is what we love.”

Toure also played for Man City in his career and believes they will be too strong for the Gunners this evening.