Darren Bent has said that Manchester City boy-wonder Phil Foden is a superior player than Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli.

Speaking on talkSPORT, the pundit, who is known to be a boyhood Gunners supporter was quizzed about where he would start the Brazilian international or the treble-winner in his side’s frontline.

While Darren Bent had a controversial opinion in store when it comes to the question at hand, he did concede that Phil Foden is better than Gabriel Martinelli.

Darren Bent says Phil Foden is better than Gabriel Martinelli

Branded as an ‘incredible player’ by Jordan Henderson, the Englishman has had quite a cracking career at just 23 years of age.

Having completed club football last season whilst being a key cog in one of the greatest teams of all time, the ‘Stockport Iniesta’ continues to fulfil his unreal potential.

When quizzed about whether Phil Foden or Gabriel Martinelli is a better player, Darren Bent had an interesting argument to say the least.

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“I think Foden is a better player than Martinelli, I’ve got no bones about it. I think naturally, it’s taken Martinelli a while to get up to the level that he’s at. But watching Martinelli last season, I wouldn’t swap him straight away and put Foden in.”

“No [I wouldn’t swap him if the game’s tomorrow], because he’s in better form. He’s been in great form, Martinelli.”

Phil Foden is a superior all-round player

While Darren Bent is fair to claim that Gabriel Martinelli had a superior season to Phil Foden, the latter is simply on another level.

Even at left-wing, which is not the Manchester City youth graduate’s natural position, his individual campaign in the 2020/2021 season could perhaps edge out the Arsenal wideman’s displays last term, as the former dominated both domestically and in Europe.

However, Phil Foden is not just a major threat out wide but from central areas and as a false nine as well, whilst having a much superior technical base and having the pressure to fight for a spot in a side that may well be the best the Premier League has ever seen.

Contextually, in terms of his overall attributes and the number of boxes he ticks, Foden should unanimously win this debate.

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