Within the 54th minute of tonight’s Europa League tie between Arsenal and Slavia Prague, the Gunners discovered themselves with an advantageous counter-attacking alternative.
Emile Smith Rowe knocked the ball round his man, deep in Arsenal’s half, to spark a drive ahead, earlier than taking part in a fast one-two with Willian after which poking the ball into Alexandre Lacazette.
Lacazette fired the ball out to Bukayo Saka on the right-wing, with Willian, the French striker, Smith Rowe and even Cedric Soares bombing ahead in the direction of the field.
Saka dribbled into the realm however then acquired his cross horribly flawed, it appeared to be focused for the far put up, which might’ve left Cedric to run onto the ball in a harmful space, but it surely was woefully mishit.
The 19-year-old’s supply would’ve floated straight out of play if it wasn’t for Willian retaining the ball in play, however the probability was already passed by this second, leaving Arteta screaming out and Saka irritated.
Saka was additionally behind one other unflattering second that robbed Arsenal of the lead, with a poor end regardless of having loads of time and house in an uncharacteristic execution from the England worldwide.
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Footage from BT Sport.
Saka has been full of life on the appropriate aspect, however his finish product has been slightly off tonight, sadly it’s errors from the thrilling prospect which have led to Arsenal lacking out on taking the lead.