Aubameyang hails Arsenal whizkid Saka after stunning Europa League showing against Frankfurt.

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG has hailed Arsenal whizkid Bukayo Saka after his stunning Europa League showing against Frankfurt.

The young winger, 18, scored and added two assists in his Man of the Match performance in the 3-0 drubbing in Germany.

Aubameyang hails Arsenal whizkid Saka after stunning Europa League showing against Frankfurt.1 Aubameyang was full of praise for Saka after his stunning Frankfurt performance

Now Aubameyang – who scored the third goal on the night – has tweeted to call Saka "fire" after his sensational Europa League performance.

The Gabon ace, 29, shared a picture of the two celebrating, captioned: "Let’s say this you gunner is [flame emojis] well done boys".

It was a good night for Arsenal's young Gunners – after Joe Willock, 20, scored the opener to go with Saka's heroics.

And even boss Unai Emery was full of praise for the flying winger – who became the youngest Arsenal player to ever score in the competition.

STRONG START

The Spaniard said: "Maybe with his goal and performance he was taking confidence, he was finishing really strong."

The performance of the young stars has led former Arsenal star Martin Keown to question whether the club should have spent a club-record £72million on Nicolas Pepe this summer.

Keown said: "You think of the way Pepe's playing at the moment, they paid £72m for him, and this kid [Saka] looks better than him tonight.

"Look at [Saka's] composure. It's a beautiful finish. 18 years of age, unbelievable."

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Keown's fellow pundit on BT Sport, Owen Hargreaves, also saved some praised for Saka, saying: "German fans are used to English players turning it up in Germany.

"We've got another one there [in Saka], outstanding.

"He arrives in the box for a young player really, really well. He gets a bit fortunate but he's really positive in trying to make things happen."

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