“It shows how exciting we can be!” – Saka says Arsenal have a real chance of winning the Europa League after Slavia
Bukayo Saka says Arsenal have a real chance to win the Europa League after losing to Slavia Prague, claiming that his latest performance “shows everyone how exciting we can be”.
Arsenal bounced back from a disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia in the first leg of the quarter-finals at the Emirates Stadium and claimed an all-out 4-0 win in the Czech Republic on Thursday night.
Saka was among the scorers when the Gunners recorded a round of 16 against Villarreal and he’s confident they can now go all the way in competition after tensing their attacking muscles at Sinobo Stadium.
What was said
“It was fantastic from start to finish. We did it for all the fans, they all deserve it for the support they give us. We are very excited about the progress,” the Arsenal winger told BT Sport.
“We showed real character. The first one wasn’t allowed, Emile deserved a goal, we went on and got the first one again. We pretty much killed the game in the first half.”
“We played well in the first leg, but we weren’t clinical. We’d like to thank the manager and the coaches for how we positioned ourselves and pushed ourselves. They couldn’t get out.”
“It shows everyone how exciting we can be. When we play like this, it’s so amazing to be part of it. We have a chance to get to the final and win this competition. It’s up to us. We look forward to it the next.” Opponent.”
Arsenal brought Slavia into the sword
The Gunners took on their Czech opponents right after the first whistle in the second leg and were already ahead 18 minutes when Nicolas Pepe shot the ball into the net after it was fired by Emile Smith Rowe.
Alexandre Lacazette then doubled the score from the penalty spot after Saka was fouled in the box, and the teen got his goal a moment later when he flicked in from the right wing before shooting the ball deep past the goalkeeper at his near post.
Lacazette added gloss with a striking finish 13 minutes before the end as Arsenal advanced 5-1 overall to the semifinals.
Arsenal will now turn their attention back to the Premier League. There will be a home game against Fulham on Sunday.