Fabregas praises Saka after Arsenal Europa League win over Benfica

Cesc Fabregas, the Former Arsenal midfielder, has praised Bukayo Saka after the Gunners defeated Benfica 3-2 in the Europa League last-32 second leg fixture on Thursday at Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece.

The ex-Arsenal midfielder was impressed by Saka’s display against Benfica.

He described the England youngster as a “game-changer” after the match.

It was a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a strike from Kieran Tierney that ensured Arsenal qualified for the last-16 ahead of Benfica on 4-3 aggregate.

Recall that both teams had played a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week.

In his reaction, Fabregas wrote on Twitter: “Saka is such a good player.

“Such a maturity and intelligence for his age. Game changer.”

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Meanwhile, Aubameyang believes Mikel Arteta’s side showed a lot of character to come from behind to beat the Portuguese side.

The Gabonese striker said after the game: “Everyone is happy tonight.

“The team showed a lot of character, and we deserved the win.”

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