Arsenal & Man United youngsters named in Europa League Team of the Week

UEFA’s Europa League Team of the Week has been announced this afternoon, with a quartet of Premier League representatives.

EL returns

The opening round of the latest edition of European football’s 2nd-tier club competition got underway last night.

It proved a largely positive night in terms of UK representation, with all of Arsenal, Manchester United and Rangers having picked up wins, and Celtic having secured a noteworthy 1-1 draw at Rennes.

The early-season struggles of Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves continued, though, as the West Midlands outfit fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Portuguese outfit Braga.

Elsewhere, the likes of Sevilla, Roma and Basel picked up comfortable victories, while there were shocks for Lazio and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Saka and Tuanzebe make the cut

As such, on the back of an action-packed, goal-filled night of Europa League football, the Team of the Week for the opening round of fixtures has today been announced.

There are spots for a trio of Arsenal stars, with all of Emiliano Martinez, Calum Chambers and Man of the Match Bukayo Saka included, on the back of their respective performances versus Eintracht Frankfurt.

The final Premier League representative comes in the form of Axel Tuanzebe, following the young stopper’s dominant showing in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Astana:

The Europa League Player of the Week, meanwhile, is Ludogorets’ Claudiu Keșerü, after the Romanian netted a hat-trick versus CSKA Moscow:

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