The youngster scored the third goal for Arsenal. After the game, Bukayo Saka sent message to Arsenal fans saying the Arsenal team won the game for them.
Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has said Arsenal “did it for the fans” after the Gunners romped to victory to reach the UEFA Europa League semi-final.
Arsenal booked a place in the semi-finals of the competition with a 4-0 mauling to Slavia Prague in the second leg, having thrown their lead to draw 1-1 in the first leg of the that the Emirates Stadium last week.
A 1-1 draw at Emirates left Arsenal facing a difficult task in Prague,where Slavia Slavia are known for protecting a formidable record at home in recent times. However, Arsenal’s superb display saw them brush aside their opponents from the Czech Republic.
Emile Smith Rowe had his goal ruled out early on for offside, but Nicolas Pepe opened the scoring for the visitors before Alexandre Lacazette converted a penalty to double the Arteta men’s advantage.
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Bukayo Saka’s finish made it 3-0 with the three goals coming 24 minutes. Arsenal captain of the day Alexander Lacazette added a fourth goal in the second half completing the Gunners set up a semi-final clash with Villarreal.
In an interview with BT Sport, Saka passed his message to Arsenal fans. He said:
We did it for all the fans, they all deserve it and we are really happy to progress and happy with the performance.
“I think we showed real character. I heard it was only a fraction offside. We kept going and then we got the goals, we pretty much killed the game in the first half.
“I feel like we played well in the first leg, but we weren’t clinical. Credit to the manager and the coaching staff, with the rotations, they couldn’t stop us.
“I think it shows how exciting it can be and what we can do. It is amazing to be involved in when we play like this and I am sure it is excitin for the fans.
“We have got a great chance of going to the final and winning this competition. I think it is really up to us, we have the quality, we just have to show the performances and game management like we did tonight.”
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