Super Eagles target Bukayo Saka set a new record to become Europa League assist king after Gunners beat Olympiacos 1-0 in the first leg of Round of 32 on Thursday night at Karaiskaki Stadium in Athens.
The 18-year old Super Eagles target has been one of the standout players for Mikel Arteta side this season with his ability to create goals for his teammates a noteworthy feature.
Saka had latched onto Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s pass and sent the ball across the six-yard box before setting up Alexandre Lacazette in the 81 minutes to scored back-to-back after French striker went nine games without a goal before scoring against Newcastle on Sunday.
The youngster becomes Europa League assist king after providing more assists this season than the nine now laid on by Saka, who also has three goals to his name and he also voted Arsenal’s Man of the Match after finished ahead of Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi.
Saka hopes to continue an impressive for display when Arsenal take on Everton in the Premier League encounter over the weekend before Olympiakos to the Emirates Stadium for next week’s second leg.
Olympiakos to the Emirates Stadium for next week’s second leg.