Bukayo Saka inspires Arsenal to thrilling win at Eintracht Frankfurt

Sunday’s crisis is Thursday’s shining beacon of hope. A visit to one of the more feted sides in a competition they would rather not prioritise did not look a promising vehicle for Arsenal, so embattled after the shoddy way they lost their lead at Watford, but it turned into the best possible advertisement for their brightest youngsters.

The 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka set up their first and third goals, scoring a brilliant second; Joe Willock, a force full of invention in midfield, broke the deadlock before half-time on an evening that encapsulated Arsenal’s ability to swing between poles of optimism and despair.

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