Nigeria- born Bukayo Saka has made history after becoming the youngest player to score a goal for Arsenal in Europe as they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 tonight in the Europa League.
Aaron Ramsey did it against Fenerbahce in October 2008 when he was (17years 300day)
At Just 18 years and 14 days old, Saka shone as the Gunners began their Europa League campaign on a good note.
Saka tweeted after the match: “Dream come true to score for Arsenal and to get 2 assists tops of a special night.”
Unai Emery made seven changes from the weekend’s disappointing draw at Watford with youngsters Saka, Joe Willock and Emile Smith-Rowe has given a chance to impress.
Willock opened the scoring in the 38th minute then Saka doubled the advantage with a fine finish in the 85th minute before laying on a late third for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang three minutes later.
Meanwhile, in Spain, former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi’s Turkish side Trabzonspor suffered a 1-0 defeat to Getafe in their Group C Europa League opener.
Mikel started the game at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez alongside compatriot Anthony Nwakaeme while Ogenyi Onazi didn’t make the team, having just returned from a long injury layoff.
Mikel, who joined Turkish club on a two-year deal last summer, was in midfield for the entire 90 minutes, while Nwakaeme, in the attack, was replaced in the 83rd minute.