Europa League: Young Nigerian Attacker Stars In Emphatic Arsenal Win

Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka was the star of the show as the Gunner got their Europa League campaign off to an excellent start.

The Nigerian attacker inspired Arsenal to a 3-0 win over hosts Eintracht Frankfurt FC of Germany in their opening game in Group F.

Arsenal were beaten finalists from last year in the Europa League, while Eintracht Frankfurt reached the semifinals of the competition.

The Gunners were able to navigate a tricky away fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt buoyed by the brilliance of Bukayo Saka who was making his first start for Arsenal this season.

He was part of an Arsenal front three including leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Emile Smith-Rowe.

Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez made some saves to keep the scoreline at goalless before young midfielder Joe Willock gave the Gunners the lead with seven first half minutes to go off an assist from Bukayo Saka.

The Gunners also had Emiliano Martinez to thank for keeping the hosts at bay with some commanding goalkeeping.

Bukayo Saka then went from provider to goalscorer in the final ten minutes of the game shortly after Eintracht Frankfurt had been reduced to ten men.

Midfielder Dominik Kohr was sent off for two yellow cards.

Saka scored the second goal off an assist from summer signing and second half substitute Nicholas Pepe before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up the victory off another assist from the impressive Bukayo Saka.

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