Europa League: Manager Mikel Arteta hails young guns as semi-final clash looms with ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery
Saka, 19, scored and 20-year-old Smith Rowe was a commanding presence in midfield as the Gunners beat Slavia Prague 4-0 on Thursday — 5-1 on aggregate — to reach the last four for the third time in four years.
England travel to Tirana on Sunday and face Poland at Wembley on Wednesday - their last fixture before manager Gareth Southgate names his squad for this year's Covid-delayed European Championships.
Newcastle do remain firmly in a relegation fight after a ninth consecutive game without a win despite Steve Bruce making eight changes.
Premier League: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says 'priority' in transfer window is to trim bloated squad
The pressure on Arteta has eased after wins against Chelsea and Brighton lifted Arsenal to 13th in the Premier League table following a miserable run.
A first league victory in nearly two months was vital, therefore, to boost Arsenal players' fragile confidence — even if it only lifted them into 14th place.
With Thomas Partey, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli all sidelined heading into Sunday's game, winger Willian and Bukayo Saka failed to finish the contest after respectively picking up a muscular problem and what appeared to be a knee injury.
Premier League: Liverpool set new Anfield record with win over Leicester; 10-man Arsenal hold Leeds United
Liverpool have now set a new club record of 64 unbeaten league games at Anfield.
The 19-year-old Martinelli has scored 10 goals in 26 games for the club since moving from Brazilian side Ituano last year.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Jamie Vardy as the leading scorers in the Premier League by grabbing goals either side of halftime in Arsenal’s end-to-end 3-2 win over Everton
FA Cup: New manager Mikel Arteta's methods taking hold as Arsenal advance to fifth round with win over Bournemouth
Arsenal’s youngsters turned on the style in scoring two flowing team goals in a 2-1 win over Bournemouth that secured a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday.
International Champions Cup: Arsenal's youngsters step up amidst controversies over ownership and lack of marquee signing
Arsenal had been shrouded in controversies over Kroenke not doing enough to improve results after Arsenal had failed to qualify for the Champions League
Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka says club's 'Next-Gen' players from youth academies can 'take on the world'
Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka says the players coming from the youth academies are special and restore the club's past glory, taking on the world
Arsenal's pre-season tour of the USA began with a convincing win but is shrouded in controversy since Laurent Koscielny had refused to travel with the team