• Saka wins penalty to allow Arsenal to score vital away goal
  • Mikel Arteta: ‘Goal changes the tie completely’

Mikel Arteta hailed the “moment of magic” from Bukayo Saka that leaves Arsenal with a strong chance of reaching the Europa League final despite losing the first leg of their semi-final 2-1 against Villarreal.

The Spanish side raced to a two‑goal lead with goals by Manu Trigueros and Raúl Albiol before a red card for Dani Ceballos made matters even worse for Arsenal. But Nicolas Pépé scored a vital away goal from the spot after Trigueros was judged to have fouled Saka, a decision that left Villarreal expressing bewilderment that it was not overturned by VAR.

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