Sensational Saka to the rescue as Arsenal survive scare in Liege

Tanya Simon
December 16, 2019

However, Freddie Ljungburg's charges would rise in confidence after Alexandre Lacazette found the net with a fine header in the 78th minute, and impressive teenager Bukayo Saka would curl home an equaliser just a few minutes later.

That prompted former Arsenal defender Martin Keown to say on BT Sport: 'As a manager, you need to be lucky, and Ljungberg was lucky tonight'.

"He was wonderful. He was a bit upset with me before the game that he had to play wing-back and full-back".

The bounced back with a win over West Ham United on Monday, but could only draw Standard Liege (albeit with a weakened team) in the Europa League on Thursday.

"So I felt in this game that I wanted to get them on the pitch to get that experience, because I know how good they are but they just don't have experience and some of them, yes, they made some mistakes today". He added: "I'm really proud of them".

"They didn't have any shots on target". His final ball and the last bit is always effective and there's always an end product to his work. At 2-2, we could have got a 3-2 but I had the information about the other score so we didn't go too hard.

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"We could have folded but we didn't".

"I feel sorry for our young players".

Ljungberg will once again be in the dugout for Arsenal as they take on Manchester City this weekend, but the Swede has spent his time ahead of the match urging the club to speed up their process of appointing a new manager.

"What I have told the leaders and the club is that I will do what I can to do as much as I can for this club and the players".

The 42-year-old admitted it was a "little gamble" to make such sweeping changes when the likes of Inter Milan and Ajax could have been laying in wait in the round of 32 if they had failed to win the group but was happy his young talent did enough.

"Bukayo had a tremendous night", said Ljungberg after the game. "Of course it was a little gamble but I believe in those young players and they pulled through and we're top of the group".

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