Saka’s perfect pass created Alexandre Lacazette’s decisive goal (Picture: Getty)‘Ryan Giggs used to give those passes, Dennis Bergkamp, Paul Scholes,’ said Van Persie on BT Sport after the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘This is like ordering your striker to move into the danger zone. It’s actually world-class. Really, really good.‘This is not simple. This is very good, world-class. He makes it look easy but this pass, like I said, only the great players can give those passes.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Most crosses there would be kicked away by the defender and would be shot too high or too low with no idea.‘But this is a pass with an idea. This is a pass with a message, and that is what you want from your players.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Feb 2020 10:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Alex Lacazette strikes to put Arsenal ahead vs Olympiacos…Away goal bagged ð¥¶ pic.twitter.com/hEcB8Oq1Wl— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 20, 2020 Advertisement Robin van Persie compares ‘world-class’ Bukayo Saka to Arsenal and Manchester United legends Advertisement Comment He continued: ‘He’s really taking his chance, and that’s nice to see from a young kid to really grab his chance and play for his future.‘And he’s doing it so well. It’s so nice to see.’Martin Keown added: ‘It’s fortunate he’s even in the team and boy he’s really taken that. Sead Kolasinac now is sitting on the bench having to watch and sort of suck it up. And that’s what you need, you take your chance and make your mark.’MORE: Arsenal invincible Robert Pires raves about ‘revelation’ Gabriel MartinelliMORE: Arsenal risk losing Bukayo Saka as contract talks hit new stumbling block The teenager gave another impressive display out of position at left-back (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie has praised Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka’s performance against Olympiacos in the Europa League and compared him to a trio of Manchester United and Gunners legends.The teenager, who has enjoyed a breakout campaign, assisted the only goal of the game in Arsenal’s 1-0 win in Greece on Thursday night, whipping an inch-perfect cross into the box for Alexandre Lacazette.Incredibly, that was Saka’s ninth assist of the season in all competitions and Van Persie was gushing about his vision, likening the youngster to some of the Premier League’s best ever players.
Former Open champion Darren Clarke has been been forced to withdraw from this week’s Masters through injury. Clarke pulled a hamstring more than a week ago while on holiday on the Bahamian island of Abaco and will miss the season’s first major championship, which gets under way on Thursday. “It is with deep regret that I will not be able to play at Augusta this year,” Clarke said on his official website. “Playing in the Masters is one of golf’s greatest pleasures and I am very disappointed to be missing out.” Clarke pulled out of last week’s Valero Texas Open in the hope that further rest would speed his recovery, but intensive treatment twice a day failed to have the required results. The 44-year-old Northern Irishman, who missed the cut at Augusta last year on his first appearance since 2007, has yet to set a date for his return to action. Press Association