Former Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has singled out Bukayo Saka for encomium after the Gunners defeated Benfica 3-2 in the Europa League last-32 second leg fixture on Thursday at Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece.
Fabregas, who spent almost a decade at Arsenal, was impressed by Bukayo Saka ’s stunning display against Benfica.
The former Chelsea midfield star described the England youngster as a “game-changer” after the match.
A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a strike from Kieran Tierney ensured Arsenal qualified for the last-16 ahead of Benfica on 4-3 aggregate.
Both teams had played a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week.
Reacting, Fabregas wrote on Twitter: “Saka is such a good player.
“Such a maturity and intelligence for his age. Game changer.”
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.”
Arsenal are now through to the roundoff 16 of the Europa League competition. The draw for the roundoff 16 will be conducted later today.