Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal: Nigerian winger Saka says Ronaldo is his idol
Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal: Nigerian winger Saka says Ronaldo is his idol
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Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal: Nigerian winger Saka says Ronaldo is his idol

Bukayo Saka was the star of the show as Arsenal began their Europa League campaign with an impressive 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Saka has now revealed that Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been his idol in the game.

Speaking after the game in Germany, the 18-year-old admitted he has grown up idolising one man.

“Cristiano Ronaldo,” Saka told reporters after the match. “I love his mentality. He always wants to be the best, is always working hard on and off the pitch and trying to make his body the best.

“When he gets on the pitch he performs with full confidence and full personality and shows why he’s one of the best players to ever play football.”

Saka added: “I wouldn’t say I have his attitude as we are two different players, he is unique, but I try to look at him and take the good things from his game and one of the good things from his game is his mentality.

“He’s always focused, always working and I try to do that as well.”

Thursday night’s game was Saka’s first senior start of the season for Arsenal and his goal made him the youngest player to score for the Gunners in a UEFA competition since a 17-year-old Aaron Ramsey netted against Fenerbahce in 2008.

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