Arsenal’s young stars, Bukayo Saka, 18, Joe Willock, 20, Emile Smith Rowe, 19 took the shine on Thursday night as the North London club walloped Eintracht Frankfurt three-nil in their opening match of the Europa League campaign.
Frankfurt, Arsenal’s toughest opponent in Group F, who had never previously lost in 15 home games in this competition, were forced to a 3 nil defeat at home.
Only three teams, including Chelsea in last season’s semi-final, have ever escaped with a draw against the German team.
Willock, Smith Rowe and Saka, who were collectively tasked with providing the offensive support for Aubameyang, displayed impressive performance.
Willock struck the first before half-time, Saka added the second and then created the third, for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal, still recovering from weekend’s shameful 2-2 draw against Watford sitting on the bottom of the EPL table, were only able to show some control against the German club after a late red card to Frankfurt’s Dominik Koh.
Arsenal will play Standard Liege next in the Europa League on October 3 at the Emirates, while Frankfurt are away to Portuguese club Guimaraes on the same day.