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Mikel Arteta gives injury update on Bukayo Saka ahead of Luton clash

Published: Updated: 10:51, 2 Apr 2024
Saka is expected to play some part in upcoming Luton clash

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager, has provided an update on the fitness status of winger Bukayo Saka ahead of their upcoming match against Luton. Despite carrying an injury for several weeks, Arteta insists that Saka is 'fine' and will make a final decision regarding his involvement in the game after Tuesday’s training session.

Saka has had another impressive season with Arsenal despite dealing with injury concerns. His performance earned him a call-up to England's most recent squad last month. However, he was forced to withdraw due to his ongoing injury and did not participate in the friendlies against Brazil and Belgium.

The 22-year-old player managed to start in Sunday’s Premier League match against Manchester City despite his condition but was not at his best. He was substituted with only 12 minutes remaining in the game. When asked about this decision, Arteta explained that it was necessary given Saka's current physical state.

Arteta hints Saka may not start against Luton

When queried about Saka’s condition ahead of the night’s game against relegation-threatened the Hatters, Arteta reiterated that ‘He is fine.' However, he did not confirm whether or not Saka would be playing in this crucial match.

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager, said:

‘Nothing serious. As you know, he has been out for a few weeks now with a little problem. He was feeling the fatigue. He only trained one day before the match. He had a big contribution but it was a lot, 90 minutes for him today.’

‘We have not trained, just recovered. We will have a short, light session today. We will see whether he is in the best condition to start or not.’

This update should provide some relief for both sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts who have been closely following developments around one of Arsenal's key players. It remains to be seen how Saka's condition will impact the team's performance in their upcoming match against Luton.

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