In 28th of Uefa Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash between Arsenal and Slavia Prague, Bukayo Saka missed a glorious one-on-one chance to open account for his side.
Saka, who made breakthrough into first-team at 17 age, really emerged as the jewel in the Gunners’ crown this term, and he may well win their Player of the Season award.
But the 19-year-old, who scored six goals and contributing six assists across all competitions this season, should have opened the scoring during Arsenal’s Europa League tie on Thursday night.
Defender Rob Holding beat the Czech champion’s offside trap with a through ball that Saka ran on to and the starlet was clean through with only the goalkeeper to beat and after drifting inwards from the right flank, Saka curled his shot agonisingly past the post.
However, Saka was still Arsenal’s brightest player nonetheless, offering a spark on the right flank with his forays into the final third. His pace, trickery and ability to beat players did indeed make life difficult for the opposition. A real asset for the Gunners.
Watch His full impressive performance against Slavia Prague below