Jadon Sancho's long-talked-about transfer back to the Premier League finally came to fruition last summer, and it was the impressive numbers that he was putting up at Dortmund that got him this move.
After registering only a solitary goal in 12 appearances in his first season at the Signal Iduna Park, Sancho would burst into life in his second season by putting the ball in the back of the net 12 times and assisting a teammate 18 times, for a total of 30 goal involvements in 34 appearances - a quite stunning upturn in form.
The Camberwell-born winger improved on his goalscoring figures the season after, bagging 17 and assisting a teammate 17 times for a total of 34 goal involvements. And despite regressing slightly by his high standards in his final season at the club, he still managed to put up a respectable eight goals and 12 assists in 26 appearances, alongside 11 goal involvements in 21 Champions League matches.
However, since returning to England, Sancho has failed to show the form that convinced Manchester United to part with over £70m for his services, with a dismal return of just three goals and three assists in his 24 league outings this season, alongside a solitary Champions League goal. He has failed to truly make an impact this season, and Manchester United fans have been underwhelmed by him until the start of December. Indeed, the forward didn't score his first goal for the club until late November.
Bukayo Saka, who is the first player born in the 21st century to play in a Premier League match, has scored 15 goals and laid on 13 assists in his 87 Premier League outings.
Despite Saka’s figures not seeming like impressive numbers, considering that the then-teenage Saka was putting up these figures being played out of position and in a dysfunctional Arsenal squad beset by on and off-pitch problems is indicative of his quality. In assists in all competitions by Premier League players in 2020, only Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold and Man City's Kevin De Bruyne had registered more than Saka.
Now being played further forward in his natural position, Saka has established himself as one of Arsenal's key players and is regarded as one of the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League.
But questions surround both players - is the pace and physicality of the Premier League, which is so different to the Bundesliga and its offering of time and space of the ball, showing Sancho's limitations in the Premier League?
And is Saka a player that can get Arsenal to where they want to be - back into Europe's premier competition. Despite impressive showings for Arsenal in the Europa League, Saka has not played in the Champions League against Europe's elite teams. Can he get Arsenal back into the competition, and impress where Sancho has, or is he not good enough?