Fabregas hails Saka brilliance as Arsenal advance to the round of 16 of Europa League

Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka was substituted in half time against Tottenham hotspurs (Photo by Getty Images)

Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after the Gunners defeated Benfica 3-2 in the second leg of the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece.

The Gunners were trailing 2-1  with 25 minutes to go and were about to be kicked out of the competition due to away goal rule.

However, Arsenal came to life, with Kieran Tierney grabbed an equaliser before Saka produced a delicious cross for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to head in the winning goal.

Fabregas was impressed with Saka’s display on the night as the youngster provided two assists.

Reacting, Fabregas wrote on Twitter: “Saka is such a good player. Such a maturity and intelligence for his age. Game changer.”

Aubameyang and Saka
Bukayo Saka had an impressive game against Benfica. ( Photo by Getty Images)


Saka has 10 goals and 18 assists in 73 appearances for the Gunners and is improving with each performance.

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Meanwhile, Aubameyang believes Mikel Arteta’s side showed a lot of character to come from behind to beat the Portuguese side.

The Gabonese striker said after the game: “Everyone is happy tonight.The team showed a lot of character, and we deserved the win.”

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