Arteta provides worrying Bukayo Saka update and reveals another injury concern
Mikel Arteta has provided a concerning update on Bukayo Saka after the Arsenal star was seen limping during the 4-0 win over Bournemouth.
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The Gunners star limped off in last Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham, missing the midweek Carabao Cup victory over Brentford.
Arteta revealed in his post-match press conference on Friday the England international had not trained this week but was seen arriving in Bournemouth with the rest of the Arsenal squad that evening, starting at the Vitality Stadium this afternoon.
Saka showed no signs of that injury as he opened the scoring after 17 minutes.
Arsenal went onto cruise to victory with Martin Odegaard and Kai Havertz scoring from the penalty spot with Ben White adding another in injury time.
Saka was seen limping during the second-half however before he was eventually replaced after 76 minutes by Fabio Vieira.
Speaking post-match, Arteta said Saka had taken a ‘pretty bad knock’, also suggesting Gabriel Jesus was another who was struggling after the game.
‘Yes it was a pretty bad knock,’ Arteta told BBC. ‘I don’t know how he is feeling I haven’t had the chance to speak to him but hopefully we can get him back.’
Arteta added when speaking to Sky Sports: : ‘I think Gabriel Jesus as well, he was limping when I saw him in the dressing room. So let’s see how we can recover players.’
Arsenal had a number of injury concerns this week with Declan Rice, Saliba and Vieira all carrying knocks this week.
Saliba played the full 90 minutes with Rice replaced by Jorginho with nine minutes of the contest remaining. V
Leandro Trossard was also back among the subs after missing the last two games but Gabriel Martinelli remains out.
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