Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has hailed Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka following their outstanding performance during a 4-0 win over Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Gunners qualified for the semi-final, thanks to goals from Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Saka.
Mikel Arteta’s men progressed with a 5-1 aggregate result.
“From the back to the midfield… and up front, you look at Saka and Smith Rowe, they are real talents.
“Absolutely outstanding. Saka, he can play almost anywhere. We were listening to his PE teacher tell us what a good player he was in any position, he proved that tonight.
“This fella [Smith Rowe], two nutmegs and the composure there. How’s he getting through there [when assisting Pepe’s goal]? He’s got composure determination, he doesn’t panic and this is really clever, little nutmeg and a second one with the pass.
“I’m really pleased actually, it’s the young players coming from the academy that are leading the way. It’s about bolting players on to that, they’re the present and the future and they’re showing that tonight,” Keown said on BT Sport.