It’s a remarkable feat for a footballer who only celebrated his 21st birthday earlier this month, with Saka arguably the face of Mikel Arteta’s improving side at the Emirates.
The England international has now been directly involved in 36 Premier League goals for Arsenal (18 goals, 18 assists), with only Cesc Fabregas (63) having been involved in more for the club aged 21 or under.
Expect his already impressive scores for pace (84) and dribbling (82) to rise if utilised on Career Mode.
4. Florian Wirtz (82)
Florian Wirtz announced his arrival in the Bundesliga as the competition’s youngest ever goalscorer during the 2019/20 campaign, before the teenager made himself a household name across Europe last season.
Wirtz provided 24 goals and assists in just 31 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen last season, with the teenager underlining his status as Germany’s most exciting young talent.
Wirtz’s phenomenal season came to an abrupt end in March after the midfielder suffered an ACL injury and he is currently undergoing his rehabilitation ahead of a first-team return.
Leverkusen will hope the precociously talented Wirtz – who has already won four caps for Germany – is back sooner rather than later.
3. Alphonso Davies (84)
Bayern Munich’s roadrunner had a disrupted 2021/22 campaign after being diagnosed with an inflammatory heart condition, but remains one of the highest rated young players on FIFA 23.
Davies – who has since recovered from the myocarditis – won a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title last season and will now hope to get back to his brilliant best as one of Europe’s most exciting full-backs.
Bellingham only turned 19 during the summer, but has already racked up a century of appearances for Dortmund and has won 15 caps for the senior England side. He will be hoping to cement his place in the team ahead of the Three Lions’ World Cup campaign in Qatar.
1. Pedri (85)
The highest rated u21 player on FIFA 23 is Pedri, whose brilliant breakthrough at Barcelona has seen the midfielder emerge as one of world football’s best prospects.
Pedri has made 82 appearances for the Catalans since signing from Las Palmas, where his intelligence and technical gifts – coupled with sharp acceleration and grace in possession – have earned comparisons to Andres Iniesta.
5 – Top 5 players with the most through balls in Europe’s top five leagues this season:
17 – Lionel Messi 16 – Neymar Jr 10 – Junya Ito 9 – PEDRI GONZÁLEZ 9 – Joshua Kimmich
The 19-year-old starred at the delayed Euro 2020 last summer to be named as the Young Player of the Tournament and later added the Golden Boy and Kopa Trophy awards to a growing list of individual accolades.
Already irreplaceable for club and country, the sky is the limit for Spain’s latest midfield star.