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Arsenal fans relished Bukayo Saka's contest with Chelsea rival Antonio Rudiger in England's Euro 2020 encounter with Germany on Tuesday evening.

Saka was rewarded for his man-of-the-match performance against Czech Republic with another start in the last-16 contest with Die Mannschaft.

The 19-year-old picked up where he left of with a brilliant first half in the Three Lions' attack which left Rudiger struggling to keep pace.

At one point, Saka was clattered into by the Blues defender by the byline, winning a free kick as the German defender grew increasingly frustrated.

Naturally, Gunners fans were delighted to see their teenage star continuing to blossom on the big stage – especially as he was up against a bitter Premier League rival.

Rudiger's frustrations boiled over at one point when he body-checked Saka
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)

Early in the first half, one fan wrote: "You get the feeling that Saka would beat anyone he lines up against. Definitely going to skin Rudiger more than a few times tonight."

Another added: "Saka finding really great pockets of space high and wide. I like that matchup with him and Rudiger."

These two fans were quickly proved right as the match-up between the pair played out in a one-sided fashion.

"Rudiger doesn't want it with Saka," said one supporter, with another writing: "Saka is absolutely terrorising Rudiger here."

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Jermaine Jenas also addressed Saka's brilliant first half performance while on commentary for BBC Sport.

He said: "Whenever Saka goes in there, Rudiger just accepts that he's not going to go in. He just thinks, 'I'm going to let him have it there'.

"He's at the heart of everything right now."

One fan amusingly harked back to the bizarre nibbling incident between Rudiger and Paul Pogba in the Euro 2020 group stage with his assessment of Saka's performance.

"Saka is cooking Rudiger over on that right hand side he better not get any ideas [to] bite Saka," they wrote.

Arsenal fans were just as elated by Saka's performance on their Reddit page, where one user declared: "Saka [is the] only player that is getting away from German pressing."

Another fan added: "The plan quite clearly is to give the ball to Saka and that is a good plan."