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Arteta offers Saka update after Arsenal star’s injury against Brighton

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The England international trudged off after tangling with an opponent at the Amex.

Mikel Arteta has calmed concerns regarding Bukayo Saka’s fitness saying his injury against Brighton wasn’t “it’s that bad.”

Arsenal’s evening on Saturday turned even more so upsetting when Saka limped off the pitch in the final minutes at the Amex Stadium.

The 20-year-old attacker immediately held the back of his leg as he landed on the turf after being subjected to a heavy tackle, and was replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Saka’s injury came as a blow for Arsenal for he has been one of their brightest players so far this season and was perhaps their only bright spark in the disappointing goalless stalemate against Brighton, but Arteta suggests it’s nothing to be worried about.

“He got knocked, so they will check him,” the Spanish manager said when asked about his No.7 during his post-match press conference.

“I don’t know how it is yet but he was able to walk so I don’t think it’s that bad.”

Arteta added on the result: “I’m never happy with a point, but I don’t think we deserved anything more than that.
“We got a point because we defended really well in the last 15 or 20 metres of the pitch, and for the rest I think it was a game that we have to improve and do better in many other areas.”