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Boakye reacts to Europa League defeat to Arsenal

15:40 EAT 20/10/2017
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom
The striker looks back on the Red-Whites’ home fall to the Gunners on Thursday

Red Star Belgrade frontman Richmond Boakye-Yiadom believes Arsenal were lucky to have got away with three points in Thursday’s Europa League clash.

France striker Olivier Giroud got the only goal of the game five minutes to full-time, finishing off a neat play build-up, to ensure a 1-0 victory for the Gunners at Stadion Rajko Mitic, Beograd.

The Result has left the Red-Whites second from bottom in Group H while Arsenal sit top.

“My injury is minor. Arsenal were lucky. We fought & will fight again next time out at the Emirates,” the Black Star tweeted via his official Twitter account.


Boakye was under a lot of scrutiny in the game.

Having hit 14 goals in all competitions for Red Star so far this season, the Ghana international has been linked to English champions Chelsea, Everton, Scottish giants Celtic as well as a host of teams in Germany.

And reports were that Chelsea, Everton and Celtic had scouts at Stadion Rajko Mitic.

Boakye, however, failed to get on the score-sheet, his closest effort – a header – coming against the woodwork on 26 minutes.

In the 60 th minute, the 24-year-old was brandished a yellow card for a foul on Theo Walcott before being replaced by Aleksandar Pesic 20 minutes later.