Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka was involved in all three goals as a young Gunners team beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in the Europa League last night.
The 18-year-old laid the ball on for Joe Willock’s opener, scored with a superb left-footed shot for the second and passed to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to seal the win.
Supporters on Twitter were effusive about Saka’s performance with many wanting manager Unai Emery to select him for Premier League games:
He has to be a first team starter now !!! That’s another position we dint need to go into the market and spend we have youth. A few defenders is all we need and that’s us! 😜
— HighburyScott (@HighburyScott) 19 September 2019
Worth £200m by 2022
— G$ (@_groddd6) 19 September 2019
Saka’sperformance put good pressure on Nelson now. Healthy competition.. good to see. With Martinelli in the mix n all.
— Paul Stocker (@OriginalStocks) 19 September 2019
Unpopular opinion: Saka could be better than nelson
— Mukhtar (@Mukee_soft) 19 September 2019
Man of the match
— BADE (@constantly_tj) 19 September 2019
Reiss is in trouble
— Commlov84 (@commlov84) 19 September 2019
shades of pic.twitter.com/q5NsgSqrzf
— averageopinion (@averageopinion2) 19 September 2019
Just turned 18
1 goal ✅
2 assists ✅
— Pierre (@fbuTierney) 19 September 2019
— A.Ràshid 10X📓 (@RashidFrenzy) 19 September 2019
The teenager was excellent yesterday evening and it will be interesting to see how much football he gets over the coming weeks. With Alexandre Lacazette out with an ankle injury until October, there is an opening for him in the front three.
Reiss Nelson did not start last night suggesting he is the favourite to play against Aston Villa on Sunday, but Saka’s man of the match display versus Frankfurt may sway Emery towards starting him once again this weekend.