Beaten in the final of the Europa League last season, Arsenal are looking to go one better this time around and got their campaign off to a flying start with a 3-0 victory away from home against Eintracht Frankfurt last night.
Bukayo Saka set up Joe Willock for the opening goal of the night, scored the second with a wonderful curling effort before laying on the third for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
After the match, he said on Arsenal’s official Twitter account: “I’m so happy to score for Arsenal, it’s a dream come true. I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I was a kid.
“I’m just so happy that it’s finally happened. I just want to keep working hard to make sure I can feel this same feeling again.”
It was a night when Unai Emery trusted Arsenal’s young guns and they repaid his faith with some devastating counter attacking at times.
Saka had some openings in the first half where he didn’t quite get his pass away in time, but grew into the match and ultimately netted the goal which swung it Arsenal’s way.
The fans are getting excited about Saka, who heads up the new generation of young talent at the club, and the next step for the youngster is to prove to Emery he’s ready for the Premier League.
Start him against Villa
— M🇮🇪 (@_afcmatt) September 19, 2019
— Veskiii (@afcVeskiii) September 19, 2019
Bro, you are a star! 😍🔥❤⚪🔴
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) September 19, 2019
Big up the academy boys!👏🏼
— now.arsenal (@now_arsenaI) September 19, 2019
IM IN LOVE
— Elliot 👑 (@LacaSweat) September 19, 2019
Future Balon d’Or winner.
— Not a football account (@1886_blog) September 19, 2019
future is bright #COYG
— Hu5ni (@husnitwalib19) September 19, 2019
Great job, keep it up young lad
— Kay (2-0 ⭐️) (@nutmegiwobi) September 19, 2019
What a lovely level headed guy, and Willock along with him. Great performances and I hope we have the chance to see more of you guys! Up the Arsenal 🔴⚪
— Chris (@CCuk76) September 19, 2019
You were awesome Saka . Keep up the good work .
— Swarit Sohaard (@SSohaard) September 19, 2019