Bukayo Saka matches Cesc Fabregas record as Arsenal ease to victory over Sevilla

Arsenal faced off with Sevilla on Wednesday evening, looking to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle this past weekend.

When all was said and done, the Gunners came away with a 2-0 win and now sit four points clear atop of Group B with two games to play. Back Arsenal to win the Champions League at 8/1 with bet365.

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Bukayo Saka shines in Sevilla win

Bukayo Saka scored Arsenal’s second goal of the evening vs Sevilla after assisting Leandro Trossard for the opener.

All five of Leandro Trossard’s goals in all competitions this season for Arsenal have been assisted by Bukayo Saka, the most assists by one Premier League player for another this term.

After assisting Trossard this week, Bukayo Saka has become the first Arsenal player to score and assist in consecutive home games in the UEFA Champions League since Cesc Fabregas against Sevilla and Slavia Prague in 2007/08.

Speaking post-Sevilla, Mikel Arteta was quick to praise his Arsenal attackers: “The attacking players obviously have a huge influence on what we’re able to generate in the final third.

“But a lot of times the process has to be better at the back to give them advantages and time and space and support that they need to generate those things. Today they’ve done it really well. When that’s the case it is difficult to defend against them.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.