- 17-year-old star Bukayo Saka made his senior debut for Arsenal in their 1-0 win over Qarabag on Thursday night
- French star Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal that handed his side the victory in the game
- The youngster came close to netting his first ever goal for the Gunners senior team in the encounter
Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has expressed excitement after making his Europa League debut in his side's slim victory over Qarabag at the Emirates Stadium.
Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal that handed the north Londoners the victory as they wrapped up the group stage with 16 points from six matches.
The 17-year-old admits that he has been buzzing since he found out that he would be included in the match day squad for the meeting according to Tribal Football.
He grabbed the opportunity with both hands as he was close to capping his first appearances with a goal.
The England youngster has now revealed that featuring in that encounter was a dream come true for his career.
He said, "It is a dream come true, ever since I joined the club at the age of eight I always dreamed of playing at the Emirates so for all the coaches and the fans to support me tonight was really good.
"I didn't start too fast but I grew into the game and that's what I wanted to do. I started to get past my man and create chances and I could have scored at the end, I don't know what happened."
Saka added: "It feels good because we are on a long unbeaten run and we don't want it to end. Winning, winning, winning, that is our mentality.
"That's what the coach says to us, always keep going and keep fighting and that is what we did tonight, we got the job done and we are through to the next round."
The Gunners finish atop of their Europa League table with 16 points and await their opponent in the round of 32 as the draws is scheduled to hold in Switzerland on Monday, December 17.
YEN.com.gh recalls that Alexandre Lacazette's first-half goal handed Arsenal a 1-0 win over FK Qarabag in Europa League Group E action on Thursday, December 13.
The Gunners however stretched their unbeaten run to 22 games on the night with about 21,000 fans cheering the hosts to victory.
Unai Emery's men already qualified for the round of 32 stage before this meeting reasons they were able to experiment with some fringe players.