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Fulham boss Parker full of praise for Arsenal pair Saka and Smith Rowe

Fulham boss Scott Parker is full of praise for Arsenal pair Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.

The duo were instrumental in firing Arsenal into the Europa League semi finals on Thursday and their ever-growing influence on the first team has left Parker impressed.

With Fulham battling the drop, Parker admits his young squad will face a huge test of character in their remaining six Premier League games, starting with Sunday's trip to the Emirates.

"What young players normally bring is an energy and a real freedom at times," Parker explained.

"Of course there's a fine balance, certainly when you are where we are in the league, that in certain moments can they handle the pressure that comes with these certain moments and the pressure of that is always key, but this is part of developing.

"Developing teams and developing individuals really. This team, like I said, is a young team.

"The players you've suggested at Arsenal, Saka and Smith Rowe, are players with huge quality, they have huge potential.

"The reason they are playing in that team is because they offer something and they make Arsenal better and that's the same with us."

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