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Bukayo Saka told to ‘be careful’ answering impossible question from Rio Ferdinand

Bukayo Saka was faced with an impossible question by Rio Ferdinand following Arsenal’s penalty shoot-out victory against Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Mikel Arteta’s men eventually secured their place in the final eight of the competition after Leandro Trossard’s first-half strike canceled out the deficit from their 1-0 defeat in Portugal.

Arsenal also broke a new club record by winning four consecutive Champions League games at The Emirates without conceding.

As well as the win the Arsenal boss will be extremely happy with the nerve his players showed during the penalty kicks, with all of his players finding the back of the net.

Someone who has become something of a penalty expert is Bukayo Saka, who stepped up third for the Gunners.

Saka has been in fine form in the Champions League this season, with three goals and four assists so far in this year’s competition.

Following the match the 22-year winger gave his post-match verdict on TNT Sport.

“Yeah, I’m buzzing. It wasn’t my best performance personally but I’m so proud of the team, we showed a lot of character,” Saka said.

“To win on penalties is amazing for the spirit and we’re just happy to be going through. These are the games that I play football for, that I dream of. We’ve worked for years. It’s amazing. I’m looking forward to the next round.”

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Saka was alongside Rio Ferdinand, Laura Woods, and Martin Keown, with Ferdinand in particular an interesting crossover given the pundit’s insistence on the fact Saka is not yet world-class.

The former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand asked Saka what seemed like an impossible question about the next stage of the competition during his interview.

“What are you looking for now? Obviously, the draw’s coming up, and you’ll all be sitting there watching it I’m sure and eagerly awaiting who you’re going to get. Are you one of those guys saying ‘Listen, give us the biggest, give us the Bernabeu’ or are you saying, ‘Listen give us the weakest.’ What are you looking at?” Ferdinand asked.

“Be careful with that answer,” Keown interjected while Saka was visibly taking consideration with his answer.

After a long pause, Saka simply responded: “I don’t want to say anything rash!”

The England international probably did the right thing by completely swerving Ferdinand’s, and fellow Arsenal man Keown came to the forward’s aid with a cheeky dig at Ferdinand.

“Let’s just say your penalty was world-class,” Keown joked.

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