Arsenal are sweating over the fitness of influential winger Bukayo Saka ahead of Thursday’s away game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
After putting the Gunners ahead in Saturday’s 20th victory over Newcastle in the 56th minute, the England international was substituted eight minutes later after suffering a muscle injury.
Saka was replaced by Gabriel Martinelli, who scored Arsenal second, in the 64th minute. Speaking after the UAE’s clash against the Magpies, on Saka, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said: “It was an action where he said he was feeling something and not feeling himself.
Felt uncomfortable continuing and we’ll have to assess him and probably scan him and see if there are any injuries in there.
”He felt something muscular and let’s see what it is. The 20-year-old could be replaced by Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe or Alexandre Lacazette.
The Gunners head to Old Trafford five points ahead of the Red Devils and sit in fifth place, 23 points, just outside the Champions League spots in goal difference. Arsenal have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games and after losing the first three games of the season, Arteta’s side have turned things around.
After a 40 beating at Anfield, Arsenal are back to victory against Eddie Howe’s side. United haven’t won against Arsenal in their last six Premier League games, without the last FA Cup victory over the Gunners in 2019.
After three games without a win in the Premier League, United will be looking to secure their second top-flight victory in their last nine games.