Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta remains unsure as to whether his star player Bukayo Saka’s available for Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur. Saka was forced off in the Carabao Cup stalemate with Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday. The English winger was able to walk off in the latter stages but faced a race against time to face Tottenham.
Mikel Arteta Not Sure of Bukayo Saka’s Availability for Sunday Derby
The Gunners are already dealing with a host of absentees due to AFCON, Covid and injuries but could be dealt a further blow. Bukayo Saka continues to grow in stature and is a leading light for Arteta’s side. He scored in the 3-1 win over Tottenham at the Emirates back in September.
Now though, he could join a host of other players on the sidelines for their clash with Spurs. According to the head coach, he said: “He felt something in the last minutes. He was really fatigued,” Arteta told reporters regarding Saka. “I don’t know. He’s a young boy, and he recovers really quickly.”
Mikel Arteta also said: “But he’s played a lot of minutes in the last few months, so let’s see who is available.” Arsenal is looking to continue their top-four push when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners hold a two-point lead over their neighbours but have played two games more.