Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hinted in his press conference last night that Bukayo Saka may have picked up an injury during our 6-0 drubbing of West Brom at the Hawthorns.
The Gunners were absolutely fantastic yesterday. We went into the game with our backs against the wall, and it is safe to say, we exceeded everyone’s expectations with an emphatic victory, albeit against a very poor Baggies side.
Saka started on the left flank and he was magnificent. He scored a brilliant goal in the second half and he could’ve easily slotted in one or two more. Arsenal fans were delighted to see him back to his best, but Arteta’s comments have scared a few of us now.
Arteta hints at an injury to Bukayo Saka
Saka played the full 90 minutes and there was no sign of injury. Yes, he was on the wrong end of a few strong tackles, but there was no cause for concern. However, it looks like he did hurt himself at some point.
Arteta said, as per Arsenal.com: “I think he (Saka) got hit knee to knee.
“It was sore – he was limping. I don’t know how he’s going to be. Hopefully, he’s going to be OK.”
The Insider’s View:
Arsenal fans saw Saka back to his best at the Hawthorns yesterday and the last thing we need is an injury to our star boy. Arteta saying ‘I don’t know how he’s going to be’ is really worrying, but we can’t imagine it being a serious injury
The Gunners travel to Manchester City this weekend in what will be our toughest test yet. If we play like we did against Chelsea and Brentford, we will get battered, but yesterday’s performance should give the players a confidence boost.
Arsenal have no points on the board after two games in the Premier League. That has to change this weekend and for that to happen, we need Saka fully fit and in full flow, just like he was yesterday against the Baggies.