Unai Emery hails youngster Bukayo Saka

13 December 2018 23:57 GMT

Arsenal manager Unai Emery praised youngster Bukayo Saka as the 17-year-old produced a man of the match performance in the 1-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League with Alexander Lacazette netting the winner.

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“Every young player, we have a responsibility with them to give them chances, first training with us and being very demanding with [their] performance. Unai Emery told the media after the game

“We give them these chances in games like today, when we can do that, and they show us every match positive things. Today Saka also showed a good performance with a very big personality.

“We were speaking at half-time. They [the young players] were trying one-to-one against the opposition and it was not actually very good for us, but his [Sako’s] personality was very important to [him] continuing in the second half, trying to do one-to-ones and break lines with his quality.

“He played with a very big personality over 90 minutes and sometimes with a very good performance, and this for him is very important for his confidence and for us also, because we can look in this player for some qualities that can help us.”

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