Arsenal could be without Bukayo Saka for the game against Manchester City

This Tuesday (3), Arsenal’s forward Bukayo Saka limped off holding his leg during the match against Lens, and could miss the game against Manchester City at the weekend.

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Saka was replaced in the 34th minute by Fabio Vieira. Arsenal’s boss Mikel Arteta said to Norway’s TV 2 Sport that the injury “doesn’t look good”, and added that “he tried to backheel a ball in the first half. He felt something. It was muscular. He was uncomfortable and we had to take him off”. 

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Arteta also said that they didn’t know any more than that, and don’t know if the player will be available until the game against Manchester City on Sunday (8). Saka is an important player for Arsenal, starting in the last 87 Premier League games consecutively, making him the player with the most consecutive games in the Gunners’ history.

Last Saturday (30), he had already suffered a foot injury which forced him out of the game against Bournemouth, but he was deemed fit enough to play in Tuesday’s match. Saka has five goals and five assists in 10 games in the 2023/2024 campaign.

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