Bukayo Saka’s Foot Injury Sidelines Him
Arsenal’s talented winger, Bukayo Saka, has encountered a setback as he grapples with a foot injury, casting doubt on his availability for the club’s Carabao Cup third-round encounter against Brentford scheduled for Wednesday, September 27.
Unfortunately, this injury setback is also likely to rule him out of the upcoming Premier League match against Bournemouth.
Injury Originating from the North London Derby
The injury that has sidelined Saka emerged during the highly-anticipated North London derby held at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.
In a fiercely contested battle between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, which culminated in a 2-2 draw, Saka suffered the injury that now plagues him.
During the game, Arsenal’s coach, Mikel Arteta, decided to substitute Saka with Emile Smith Rowe during injury time. Saka’s limping exit from the pitch raised concerns about the extent of his injury.
Arteta’s Concerns and Possibility of Premier League Absence
Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, expressed his apprehensions about Saka’s injury status following the North London derby, remarking, “He was limping quite badly after the match.
We had to get him off the field, which is never a good sign.”
In response to inquiries regarding Saka’s potential absence from the Premier League clash against Bournemouth in the coming weekend, Arteta acknowledged the possibility, leaving fans and the team in suspense.
Saka’s Season Performance
In the current season, Bukayo Saka has been a standout performer for Arsenal, contributing four goals and three assists across seven appearances in various competitions, including the Premier League and the Champions League.
His absence would undoubtedly be felt, given his significant impact on the team’s performance.
Additional Injury Concerns for Arsenal
Arsenal is grappling with several injury concerns beyond Bukayo Saka. Notable players on the injury list include Jurrien Timber, Thomas Partey, Leandro Trossard, and Gabriel Martinelli.
These injuries present a challenge to Arsenal’s squad depth and could influence their performance in upcoming fixtures.