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Ex-England U18 coach Dewsnip: Saka future Arsenal captain

Former England U18 coach Neil Dewsnip can see Bukayo Saka eventually taking the captain's armband at Arsenal.

Personality and strength of character have become crucial factors in the make-up of young English footballers, things Dewsnip says are now key elements of their development process.

"Education is a major part of it," says Dewsnip to BBC Sport. "Young players are involved in workshops around social issues. When you hear Bukayo and others speak, they do so with intelligence, insight and maturity."

"We pride ourselves on the fact we recognise students' character development as well as their academia," adds Harvey.

"We facilitated that and worked with his family and Arsenal from the moment he was with us. I went back to check his behavioural records and there was nothing, he was Mr Squeaky Clean!

"He was always so humble. When you are that good at something and you are playing against others who aren't on the same level, it is important to remain a good sportsman. One day, he'll be Arsenal captain."



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