Europa League

Arsenal fans react to Bukayo Saka’s Europa League display vs Benfica

A selection of Arsenal fans on Twitter were delighted with Bukayo Saka’s performance against Benfica in the Europa League last night. The north London side went into the second leg of the last 32 with a 1-1 scoreline and went ahead in the 21st minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after an incisive pass from Saka. Right …

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Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal star with ‘nerves of steel’ who found a way to ‘produce’ against Benfica in comeback win

Mikel Arteta agreed with the notion that Bukayo Saka has ‘nerves of steel’ after a question from a journalist following Arsenal’s 3-2 comeback win against Benfica to advance in the Europa League. Saka wasn’t playing any games at all this evening, the 19-year-old produced an amazing pass to assist Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 20th minute. Arsenal …

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“Gamechanger” Cesc Fabregas heaps praise on Arsenal star

It was a brave move for Mikel Arteta to place so much faith in his younger players when his job was effectively on the line earlier in the season, but he’s been rewarded for making that choice. It’s not just a case of them fitting into the team and helping out – it’s actually reached …

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Arsenal star issues a message to the fans after a bad mistake against Benfica

A victory always makes everything so much better, so the mistake from Dani Ceballos tonight should be forgotten about fairly quickly. He allowed Benfica to go 2-1 up tonight as a short header back to the keeper allowed the striker to go round the keeper and score, but it was also needless and a case …

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Video: Arsenal fans will love Martin Odegaard’s joyous celebration after late Aubameyang winner

One problem with loanees is you worry that they won’t really care or be that passionate about the club as they simply look to get some game time, but the early signs are positive when it comes to Martin Odegaard. He’s still working his way into the team but he’s having a bigger impact on …

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Match statistics: Arsenal 3-2 Benfica (4-3 on aggregate)

Arsenal survived huge scare to progress into last 16 of the Europa League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double and Kieran Tierney strike keep silverware hopes alive after two Dani Ceballos errors gifted Benfica the advantage and very nearly cost Arsenal dear. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued Arsenal’s Europa League campaign from the jaws of defeat as his late winner …

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Match Report: Amazing Auba fires Arsenal into the next round

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double has assured Arsenal of a place in the next round of the Europa League, but it was an assured team performance that deserves immense credit. The Gunners started the match brightly. They were enjoying comfortable spells of possession, and were looking comfortable as they work their way up the field. The breakthrough …

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Video: Bukayo Saka produces amazing assist as Aubameyang lobs Arsenal into lead against Benfica

In the 20th minute of this evening’s Europa League encounter between Arsenal and Benfica, Martin Odegaard shifted the ball to Bukayo Saka and a wonderful moment soon followed. Saka controlled the ball and created space from his man with some tidy dribbling, the 19-year-old then showed his fine ability by splitting Benfica with a drilled …

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