Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal Match Review: What a way to start of our Europa League campaign. A game that on paper was by far our most difficult test, but one we battled through. The counter attacking football deemed to work this time round. And the youngsters coped really well in what was a very hostile atmosphere. As for the game now, Lucas Torreira had a clear cut chance near enough straight away, but one he put over the bar. We also had some other very good chances - Smith Rowe's one on one; Willock put one over the bar from a Saka cross. In the first half we just lacked abit of quality in the final third. However, come the 38th minute, we saw Willock's deflected strike find it's way into the back of the net after hitting the crossbar. Frankfurt did cause many problems, most of which came down their left hand side as they were very evidently targeting Calum Chambers; who was being torn apart. Emiliano Martinez was forced into making a number of fantastic saves throughout the duration of the first half. The half ended one nil to the Gunners but we know it could have and should have been more. As for the second half, Frankfurt started of much stronger, and it looked like it was going to be a very difficult half for Arsenal. Again we were having our chances but were failing to convert; even Aubameyang missed a sitter. Again, Martinez was not letting anything past him making sure he was first to everything. He quickly rolled the ball out to Xhaka who had tonnes of space and ground to run into. He kept on driving forward, doing amazingly well. He picked out Pepe on the right hand side, who found the feet of Saka who finished it of with a brilliant left footed shot. Aubameyang finally got his goal late on after working hard all game. Overall, despite the fact we could have had five or six, it was a well-rounded performance: Defensively and Offensively. This also makes us the first team to win at Frankfurt. Leave your thoughts on the match down below⬇️🔴⚪
BUKAYO SAKA!🏴🔥 ——— I mean, who needs Lionel Messi? Barcelona. We’ve got Saka so we’re fine.😂 ——— Honestly, he played amazing today but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Long season to go and we’ve got to keep that level of consistency that Saka showed us up. ——— Does he deserve to start often?
Let's take a moment to see our achievements from yesterday. ⚽️We won 3-0 away from home and in a different country. 🇩🇪 ⚽️ We got a clean sheet away from home, with the mustafi in the team, but most of the gratitude has to go to Martinez who was outstanding ⚽️ First Europa League this season win against the most threatening team in the group bar us. ⚽️ Are young gunners shined. Especially 18yr old Bukayo Saka