Europa League
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Left) and Bukayo Saka (Right) | Picture: Europa League Twitter

Arsenal’s Europa League campaign got off to a flyer as they ran riot in Germany with a 3-0 win over a 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt.

Arsenal youngsters Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock as a rotated Gunners side overcame last year’s semi-finalists.

After a 2-2 in the Premier League against Watford, Unai Emery made seven changes, including Joe Willock, who gave Gunners a first-half after a deflection off a Frankfurt player.

Frankfurt were reduced to 10-man when midfielder Dominik Kohr was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Saka.

After that, youngster Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged late goals to end any hopes of a Frankfurt comeback.

Arsenal started brightly as Smith Rowe and Willock had massive chances before the latter broke the deadlock — with a dose of luck.

Granit Xhaka almost put one out of the hat as his free-kick rattled the woodwork moments after the breakthrough.

In the second half, Frankfurt’s summer signing Andre Silva missed a flurry of chances as the home fans grew restless.

Saka, 18, doubled the Gunners advantage eleven minutes from time, finishing with a curling shot to beat Kevin Trapp.

The youngster soon turned provider as he robbed Eintracht skipper Abraham and fed the ball to Aubameyang, who slotted home.

 

 

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