Arsenal wonderkid Saka starts as Ozil left on bench for Villa clash.

BUKAYO SAKA has been handed his first Premier League start for Arsenal in their clash with Aston Villa.

The highly-rated 18-year-old was rewarded for his brilliant display against Eintracht Frankfurt by keeping his place in Unai Emery's side.

 Bukayo Saka starts for Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time against Aston Villa

Bukayo Saka starts for Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time against Aston VillaCredit: Getty - Contributor

Saka produced a stunning performance in the Europa League won over the German side, capped by his first senior goal for Arsenal.

And that was enough to convince Emery to unleash him from the off in the Premier League for the first time in his career.

Saka starts in a three-man attack along with Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Gunners look to build on their midweek win in Europe.

But Mesut Ozil had to be satisfied with a place on the bench as a result of the youngster coming in.

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