Arsenal sweating on the fitness of Bukayo Saka ahead of United clash

Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of their influential winger Bukayo Saka ahead of Thursday’s trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

After giving the Gunners the lead in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Newcastle in the 56th minute, the England international was substituted eight minutes later after sustaining a muscle injury.

Saka was replaced by Gabriel Martinelli, who scored Arsenal’s second, in the 64th minute.

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Speaking after the clash at the Emirates against the Magpies, about Saka, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, said: “It was an action where he said he felt something and wasn’t comfortable to continue and we’ll have to assess him and probably scan him and see if there’s any injury there.


“He felt something muscular and let’s see what it is.”

The 20-year-old could be replaced by the likes of Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe or Alexandre Lacazette.

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The Gunners head to Old Trafford five points clear of the Red Devils and sit in fifth place, on 23 points, only outside the Champions League places on goal difference.

Arsenal have only lost one of their last 10 Premier League games and after losing their opening three games of the season, Arteta’s side have turned things around.

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Following a 4-0 hammering at Anfield, Arsenal got back to winning ways against Eddie Howe’s side.

United haven’t won against Arsenal in our last six Premier League meetings, with out last win against the Gunners coming in the FA Cup in 2019.

After three Premier League games without a win, United will be searching for our second top-flight win in our last nine games.

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