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Arsenal’s Saka is Europa League assist king

Arsenal’s Saka is Europa League assist king | Goal.com

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22:58 GMT 20/02/2020

Bukayo Saka Arsenal 2019-20

The versatile Anglo-Nigerian aided another goal which made him the outright leader for assists in Europe’s second tier club competition this season

Bukayo Saka became the player with most Europa League assists this season after aiding Alexandre Lacazette’s 81st minute goal in the 1-0 win at Olympiakos.

The 18-year old Anglo-Nigerian has been one of the standout players for the Gunners this season with his ability to create goals for his teammates a noteworthy feature.

Indeed, his nine assists in all competitions is the most of any Arsenal player.

Saka’s assist against Olympiakos was his fifth in the competition, ahead of Rangers‘ Borna Barisic (4) and Sporting Lisbon duo of Wenderson Gelano and Nuno Sequeira (4 each).

His previous assists were against Eintracht Frankfurt (3 assists over two legs) and Standard Liege, all in the group phase.

Saka will be looking to be involved in the goals again when Arsenal host Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

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