Arsenal have several injury worries ahead of today’s huge Premier League clash against Manchester City.
Hale End academy graduate Bukayo Saka is a doubt after being forced off the field during Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to RC Lens in the UEFA Champions League.
But Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has since confirmed that the England international is in contention to face the reigning league champions, a major boost to the north Londoners considering fellow winger Gabriel Martinelli has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for the last three weeks.
Long-term absentee Jurrien Timber is also still on the treatment table, with the Dutch international likely to miss the majority of the 2023/24 season.
With all of that being said, football.london has rounded up all the injury news from Emirates Stadium ahead of a hugely-anticipated battle against City this afternoon.
Bukayo Saka retained his spot in the Premier League by being named in the starting lineup for the win over Bournemouth this past weekend after missing the Carabao Cup win over Brentford in midweek.
However, after scoring the opener, Saka limped off the pitch in the second half after being on the receiving end of a number of tough challenges and was replaced by Fabio Vieira in the final 15 minutes.
Saka then started the game against RC Lens four days later but after 33 minutes he was subbed off with a potentially major hamstring issue. According to the Mail, Saka has suffered a hamstring tweak plus a blow to the thigh, but the injury is not viewed as serious.
What Mikel Arteta has said: “He’s in contention, let’s see how he progresses from here to Sunday. He had to leave the pitch, that’s never good news but let’s see how he recovers.”
Injury: Hamstring and thigh.
Expected return date : Unknown