Arteta issues worrying update on Saka ahead of Manchester City tie

Mikel Arteta confirmed that Bukayo Saka was still limping after Arsenal’s win over West Brom last night.

The Gunners put in an impressive performance to come away with a 6-0 win, with the young Englishman amongst our best performers on the night, but it wasn’t all plain-sailing after he was clattered in the second-half, but he managed to complete the full 90 minutes.

The manager confirmed after the final whistle that Saka was limping however, but that he hoped he would be fine by the weekend’s tough clash with Manchester City at the Etihad.

“Yeah, I think he got hit in the knee,” Arteta confirmed in his post-match press conference(via Football.London). “He was sore and he’s limping right now. Hopefully he’s going to be okay.”

Saka was in fine form last night, doing all the hard work for the opening goal before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tapped in the rebound, as well as being central to much of our play.

Should the 19 year-old be forced to miss the trip to the Etihad, it will come as a major blow to our chances of taking any points off of the Premier League champions.

Is Saka Arsenal’s most important player? Who should be named to start in attack should be be forced to miss out?

Patrick

Tags Bukayo Saka West Brom

9 Comments

  1. Paul Le'Dain says:

    Saka is definitely one of the most important players in the Arsenal squad, but l’d say Auba is our best player in the team when he is on his top form!!!!!!!!! ⚽⚽⚽🥅🥅🥅🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏅🏅

  2. Sue says:

    OT.. It’s being reported that Azeez has been spotted at Portsmouth’s training ground.

  3. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    there was no need for Saka to be playing for 90 minutes anyways, especially in that farcical contest…more poor managerial decisions, considering that only on the weekend he claimed that Saka wasn’t “match fit” yet

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @TRVL4e
      Exactly. I mentioned before that MA should field fringe players and people on here claimed the first team needed the confidence boost from a win. Well, now those very same confident players are not going to have anything left in the tank to take on City, who haven’t played since they’re win over Norwich last Sat.. Oh well

    2. Grandad says:

      Agree. He should have been taken off whenever the third goal went in.

      1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

        yesterday’s game was tailor-made for kids like Azeez, who looks to be going out on loan, especially if the whole “rebuild” is to be believed, which I’m not convinced of yet due to re-upping players like Xhaka…this was clearly the case of a fragile manager making short-sighted decisions again, which is disconcerting considering the project at hand…makes no sense that ownership would authorize unprecedented expenditures then immediately put him on the hot seat…I give far more credit to the WestBrom manager for sticking to his plan, even though it meant a potential thrashing was in the offing

  4. Frank says:

    What performance are you talking about. When you defeat your grandma in a boxing fight. Is it a news

  5. Declan says:

    The ‘worrying’ update in the headline was what he said straight after the game so what’s the update today?

  6. gunnerforlife says:

    There was no need to play Saka at all, forget about 90 minutes. This is yet again, poor man management by Arteta. If Saka does not play against City, we are in for big trouble.

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