Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League last night as they beat PSV Eindhoven 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

It took the Gunners 70 minutes to break the deadlock as Granit Xhaka fired past the PSV goalkeeper to put his team ahead and ultimately secure the victory.

Aside from the goalscoring midfielder, one other Arsenal player who lit up the game for the home side was Bukayo Saka.

After scoring the decisive goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Leeds United in the Premier League last weekend, the winger followed that up with a splendid display on the European stage.

In 85 minutes on the pitch against PSV, the Englishman had 50 touches of the ball and completed 22 of the 24 passes that he attempted, leaving him with a passing accuracy percentage of 92%. He also made five key passes in total, which is more than any other Arsenal player throughout the game.

In addition to that, Saka had three shots on target and completed 100% of the dribbles he attempted (5/5), which highlights just how much trouble he caused for the PSV defenders and goalkeeper.

Hailed for his “exceptional” attacking prowess by journalist Connor Humm earlier this year, the 21-year-old ultimately earned himself a very strong overall match rating of 8.3/10 from SofaScore last night, making him the highest-rated player on show at the Emirates.

Football.London summed up his display in their player ratings by saying about the England international: “Arsenal’s most consistent attacking threat on the night. Caused PSV all manner of problems down the right and was involved in most of the chances the Gunners created.”

Taking this into account, it’s safe to say that Saka played a big part in seeing the north London club make their way into the next stage of the Europa League, and more displays like this could well give them a great chance of winning the tournament outright.