Saka scores the decisive away goal for Arsenal and spares Aubameyang's blush.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DEC 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a precaution against Covid-19. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool / Getty Images)

Everything for next week's game

Arsenal had ample chances to leave Rome with Benfica winning, but the equalizer of their 19-year-old wonder boy Bukayo Saka should give them confidence to move to the next round.

Arsenal felt themselves behind in the match when Emile Smith-Rowe handled the ball in the box and missed a penalty, which Pizzi removed after a small penalty.

However, the advantage lasted only two minutes, and Bukayo Saka continued his excellent season with a low cross from Cedric Soares from close range. The goal was sent to VAR, but the verdict is in favor of the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta dispatched the same team as their 4-2 victory over Leeds over the weekend. Arsenal called the team unchanged for the first time since 2018, hoping for a repeat.

His team had more than enough chances to win, but they were let down by the finish of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The wasteful Aubameyang

Saka scores the decisive goal for Arsenal away and spares Aubameyang's blush.

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejoices after scoring his first penalty kick in the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, North West England on 1 November 2020 (Photo by Sean Botterill / POOL / AFP) / FOR EDITORIAL USE. Do not use with unauthorized audio, video, data, matchlists, club / league logos or live services. Usage in online matches is limited to 120 images. Additional 40 images can be used in the extra time. No video emulation. Social media usage in matches is limited to 120 images. Additional 40 images can be used in the extra time. Not used in betting, game or individual club / league / player publications. / (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

The Gabon player tweeted that he should have done better tonight. He hasn't been able to maintain his great shape since the weekend when he hit the hat trick.

Aubameyang missed a great opportunity to get Arsenal ahead that they were counting on when he somehow missed six yards after Hector Bellerin put him in the shooting range.

His useless evening continued as he shot in the gate, leaving only Leyte, and exacerbated his unsuccessful evening at the gate when he got tangled up in front of the gate.

He was replaced in the 77th minute, which saved him a lot of agony, and he will hope to be less wasteful in the return leg.

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