Video: Mikel Arteta admits substitute was forced by key injury

Bukayo Saka may be set for a spell on the sidelines after he was replaced against Tottenham yesterday, with the Arsenal boss admitting he was suffering with his hamstring.

The youngster has quickly become one of the most important players on the pitch in the last two seasons, and while it’s never a good thing to lose one of your key players, his injury could well give him such much-needed rest while the remainder of the squad is fit and in form.

An injury to Saka not long ago would have felt like the end of the world, but we currently have both Willian and Nicolas Pepe threatening with form, and both Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe impressing also.

Could Saka’s injury actually be a blessing to give him some rest before we get to the more important stages of the Europa League, and possibly help him to be fresher for the European Championships this summer?

Patrick

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1 Comment

  1. Shortboygooner says:

    Saka needed the rest tbh. I’m glad this will mean afteta will have to trust pepe who I feel has started to come into his own. We won that game because of his vision to pass to lacca. Pepe bossed Leeds. When he starts he plays very well.

    I am not sure why ESR plays wide maybe it’s some kind of creativity tactic but pepe definitely deserves to be playing and has his moment to shine.

    Saka needs to rest but I hope it’s only 2 or 3 weeks he is out for.

    Also may be the right time to I trounce martinelli

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