Bukayo Saka was once again delivered outstanding performances for Mikel Arteta’s side as he inspired a sensational attacking in Gunners 4-0 win over Slavia Prague on Thursday evening at Sinobo Stadium.
The versatile teenager, who has been regarded as Arsenal’s best player so far this season, showed level of consistency of his display again on Thursday evening against Czech champions, who unbeaten in their last 23 games across all competitions.
Saka has been a revelation for Arsenal since being moved to a position on the right-wing by manager Mikel Arteta and his fabulous form continued in the Czech Republic, where he was again selected on the right of the three playing behind striker Alexandre Lacazette.
The Englishman’s sensational attacking performances starting when his shot was hitting the post, even Smith-Rowe took that opportunity to broken the deadlock in 14 minutes, but he was judged to be offside.
Nicolas Pepe did then open the scoring four minutes later, before Saka was played in by Emile Smith-Rowe and his driving run was unfairly halted by Slavia defender Jakub Hromada, resulting in a penalty which converted by Alexandre Lacazette.
Three minutes later, Saka producing a moment of magic to put his side three-nil up on the night. The 19-year-old winger wreaked havoc on the right wing, skipping past his marker before unleashing a left-footed strike into the bottom corner – bamboozingly the goalkeeper.
Saka, who managed seven goals and seven assists across all competitions so far this season, his standout performances has been rewarded as he named the Europa League Player of the Week.
Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka also produced impressive display despite used as left-back while Emile Smith-Rowe, who introduced into first-team against Chelsea back in December 2020, amongst Arsenal’s players that stole the show in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Slavia Prague.
Granit Xhaka vs. Slavia Prague (A) – 15/04/21 pic.twitter.com/bVmKOpZhDh— Billy (@Billyinho7) April 16, 2021
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder, who missed Arsenal’s 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Sheffield United last weekend, made impressive return to action on Thursday evening by set up Arsenal’s first goal against Czech champions with a cheeky nutmeg.
The Hale End academy product has also does a lot of great stuff in possession and he played a key role in Arsenal’s first three goals against the Czech champions last night.