Arsenal boss Arteta issues update on Bukayo Saka’s potential injury

Bukayo Saka has to be replaced during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Manchester United at the Emirates today, and the manager revealed that he was already carrying a knock from midweek.

The youngster started the match on the right, meaning that he could provide extra cover for Cedric whilst dropping in at wing-back, whilst offering an outlet in attack also.

He was my standout star today from the off, with his effort the catalyst for Nuno Tavares’s opening goal, earning and scoring the penalty which gave us the initial two-goal lead, as well as making sure to keep the Red Devils on the backfoot for much of the game.

His availability for the West Ham game next weekend could well be in doubt now however, after the manager admitted that he allowed Saka to play despite picking up a knock against Chelsea, and he now has to await news from his backroom staff on his status.

The manager told Arsenal Media after the final whistle: “Bukayo was struggling even first half of the match, but he really wanted to do it, he had a big knock the other night and as soon as this he was struggling, so let’s see how he is.”

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  1. Off topic, is Gabriel Jesus the right striker for us, his numbers aint great, excluding today he scored just three league goals all season

  2. You need to ask yourself how many games he started despite scoring 79 goals and laying over 45 assist. The fact that he work so hard for the team (a great team player FYI), a fact Pep testifies to might explain why he doesn’t score ‘so many’ goals but his assist stat should give you some hint.

    This season, he ahs players more as a right winger. His key attribute is his versatility, team work/work rate, clever use of the ball in tight spaces and hold up play. Watch his winner against Chelsea early in the season with his back to goal and clever foot work and turn, which led to the goal.

    Some players are a victim of playing in clubs with equally good players which limits their role and ability to express themselves. Bergamp, Viera and Henry comes to mind before we signed them from Inter, Juventus and Monaco where they were being under utilized.

    For the rumoured 30M transfer fee, G. Jesus would be a steal like Odegaard. Another player we should be interested in bringing back is Gnarby. The current setup by Naglesmann places him too wide and has reduced his goal output. Mind you he already had 15 goals this season and double digit for assist. For around 30M, we should be looking at bringing him back to complete his unfinished work.

    People tend to forget Jesus is just 25 because he’s been around for so long. Gnarby is 26. So they are both at the age strikers peak.

    1. I quite agree 100 percent, i for one would have preferred a proven natural goal scorer, for 30m that’s definitely a big steal, hopefully he comes and he turns out good.

    If he is really avail for just £30 mill, we will have funds avail for another central striker too.
    I THINK WE WILL GET TWO STRIKERS THIS SUMMER Jesus will be one of them.
    GJ is far more a complete player than a typical big man striker, say, like DCL can ever be.
    I see MA trying to get interchangeable front men and will use Martinelli at times centrally and will rotate positions for all three of what I HOPE AND THINK WILL BE TOP STRIKERS, INCLUDING MARTINELLI!

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