Mikel Arteta has acknowledged that he’s nervous about Bukayo Saka’s harm forward of his aspect’s essential recreation towards Manchester Metropolis this weekend.
The English ahead was pressured off the pitch within the first half of Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to RC Lens on Tuesday night time.
Saka has been Arteta’s most dependable participant over the previous three seasons, with the 22-year-old even breaking the membership document for many consecutive Premier League appearances final month.
Though his sturdiness has been unmatched, many Arsenal followers have been involved concerning the younger star ultimately breaking down with such a heavy workload.
Their worst fears have been realized when Saka went down clutching the again of his hamstring within the thirty fourth minute, forcing Arteta to sub on Fabio Vieira in his place.
Talking after the sport, the Spaniard didn’t sound too optimistic concerning the harm.
“He [Saka] tried to backheel a ball within the first half.” Arteta stated via Football.London.
“He felt one thing. It was muscular. He was uncomfortable and we needed to take him off. We don’t know something greater than that. It was sufficiently big to not permit him to play the remainder of the sport and that could be a fear for us.”
This harm couldn’t come at a worse time for the Gunners as they put together for a titanic conflict with potential title rivals Manchester Metropolis on the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.