Arsenal Receive Crucial Update on Bukayo Saka’s Injury Ahead of Chelsea Clash on Sunday. Arsenal have reportedly been given an update regarding Bukayo Saka’s injury ahead of their Premier League clash against rivals Chelsea.
Saka suffered an injury blow while in action against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, October 30, at the Emirates Stadium.
The Englishman had set up Gabriel Martinelli for the Gunners’ opener during the clash before he was forced off following a heavy challenge from Renan Lodi.
Whereas Saka played on shortly after receiving treatment, he was unable to continue and had to be replaced with Reiss Nelson.
Arsenal Receive Crucial Update on Bukayo Saka’s Injury Ahead of Chelsea Clash on Sunday. Initially, there were fears that the youngster’s injury could see him miss the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar with England.
Saka in line to face Chelsea
However, it has since emerged that Saka’s injury was not as bad as previously thought.
According to Metro UK, the 21-year-old could be fit in time for Arsenal’s Premier League trip to Chelsea on Sunday.
However, the Gunners are said to be still monitoring the injury, but early signs are understood to be encouraging.
✍️| Mark Irwin: “Arsenal are cautiously optimistic that Bukayo Saka did not suffer serious injury on Sunday and could even be available for Sunday’s crunch game at Chelsea.” [@SunSport] #afc pic.twitter.com/0MBOO4UES0
— Arsenal Buzz (@ArsenalBuzzCom) October 31, 2022
The development comes just hours after Mikel Arteta provided a positive update regarding Saka’s injury.
Speaking after his side’s 5-0 win over Nottingham, Arteta said:
Arsenal stars show support for Pablo Mari
Earlier, Dailysportvibes reported on Pablo Mari continuing to recover after he was stabbed. Arsenal players have sent a message of support to the defender in their match against Nottingham Forest.
Gabriel Martinelli went to celebrate with the fans and was handed Pablo Mari’s shirt, which he and Arsenal players posed with.
Mari, who is on loan at Monza, was stabbed at a shopping centre in Italy while out with his wife and son.