Mikel Arteta provides post-Man United injury update on Bukayo Saka


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has, on Saturday evening, provided an update on the wellbeing of star attacker Bukayo Saka.

Youngster Saka, of course, was forced out of proceedings prematurely earlier today, when the Gunners welcomed Manchester United to the Emirates for a crunch Premier League clash.

After going to ground with what appeared to be a muscular problem, the English international was left with little choice but to make way, limping off to be replaced by Rob Holding.

Alarm bells, in turn, quickly began to sound across the Arsenal fanbase, with Saka having emerged as one of the key members of the club's squad across the campaign to date.

Speaking to the media on Saturday evening, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of his gifted young winger's fitness was put to Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners boss, though, was keen to keep his cards close to his chest, albeit whilst admitting that Saka actually headed into proceedings against United in possession of a minor issue:

Xhaka seals triumph

Saka's injury concern, of course, comes after the 20-year-old played an integral role once more on Saturday, en route to Arsenal securing a vital three points amid their ongoing pursuit of a top-four berth.

After a bending strike on the part of the Gunners' academy product culminated in Nuno Tavares opening the game's scoring with just three minutes on the clock, Saka soon turned goalscorer himself, slotting home from the penalty spot for the 2nd game in succession:

And Saturday's hosts made sure of victory 20 minutes from time, when Granit Xhaka drove a stunning long-range effort beyond the clutches of David de Gea:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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