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- better than Cristiano Ronaldo. No pressure then!
And at one point on Thursday he was the top trend worldwide, highlighting the buzz around the talented forward tipped to be the next Brazilian superstar.
As well as another impressive display by the 19-year-old, left-back Kieran Tierney, 22 and forwards Willock, 20, and Reiss Nelson, 19, also caught the eye.
“We have to give the chances to the young players and they take them,” said Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
“They are close to playing for us at the highest levels. They showed that they can perform and they can score. They are playing well, it’s good.”
And let’s remember that Besiktas are no mugs. Wolves are the first English side to win there since
Manchester United during the 2009-10 Champions League group stage – Wolves are the fifth Premier League side to visit since.
The Turkish side are now bottom of Group K with no points, though, with Wolves third – just a point behind both Slovan Bratislava and Sporting Braga – so there’s a real chance they can go through to the knock-out stage now.
Wolves are in the main stage of a European competition for the first time in 39 years, and Coady is determined to make the most of the opportunity.
“We want to compete to win,” said their captain Coady. “We’ve said the whole time we’ve been here, we’re not here to make up the numbers, we’re here to have a good go.”
The Red Devils have now failed to win in their past 10 away games – their worst run on the road for 30 years, when they had a winless run of 11 from February and September 1989.
There was less than three minutes between the 18-year-old Brazilian’s first and second goals while team-mate Joe Willock, 20, made it 3-0 before half-time.
That pair have been impressing for the Gunners…and we’ll be talking a bit more about young players later on.
- Arsenal 4-0 Standard Liege
- Besiktas 0-1 Wolves
- AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Manchester United
- Celtic 2-0 Cluj
- Young Boys 2-1 Rangers
And thanks for us joining us as we look back at Thursday’s Europa League action, which saw Arsenal and Wolves enjoy impressive wins while Manchester United had to settle for a 0-0 at AZ Alkmaar.
We’ll also bring you the best lines from today’s Premier League news conferences, plus the England Under-21 squad announcement. Go pop the kettle on, I think it’ll be a busy morning!