Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka played a starring role as the Gunners came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Standard Liege in the Europa League last night.
The 18-year-old started in an unfamiliar wingback role but was a constant menace from the left flank, providing the cross for Alexandre Lacazette’s goal, before scoring himself with a curling right-footed effort:
Fans on Twitter believe Saka has the potential to go on to do great things:
Tie this guy down for next 10 years at least
— Sasuke Uchiha (@NaijaArsenal) December 12, 2019
Next Sterling!! Well played kiddo!!
— Olly Herron (@ollyherron) December 12, 2019
MOTM..💪🏾.. great shift..
— Captain Fab (@Stevo4Cesc) December 12, 2019
What a talent this lad is 👏👏
— Alastair Cummins (@AlastairCummins) December 12, 2019
Outstanding performance bro @BukayoSaka87 keep it up,the sky will be starting point
— sardauna (@sanispgsu) December 12, 2019
Mbappe has posters of Saka in his room
— YNW Kurosaki (@KzTheOne) December 12, 2019
Delivers even while playing at LB🐐🐐
— Kibe_1 🇰🇪 (@_kibae) December 12, 2019
— Iqwicks (@iqbalhilmy0610) December 13, 2019
— MartinelliSZN (@youssefmalaeb1) December 12, 2019
— Kartel (@albertktel) December 12, 2019
Saka showed the desire, energy and quality that was seriously lacking from some of Arsenal’s more senior stars last night. It may have effectively been a dead rubber with Standard requiring a five goal win but it was concerning to see the Gunners so lacklustre under Freddie Ljungberg.
The teenager’s performance, though, was certainly one of the brighter spots, and it will be interesting to see whether he has done enough to play himself into contention for the game against Manchester City this weekend.