Bukayo Saka: Arsenal Star Names Old Trafford As Favourite Stadium Ahead of Crunch Premier League Tie

Bukayo Saka: Arsenal Star Names Old Trafford As Favourite Stadium Ahead of Crunch Premier League Tie

Robert Abong'o
May 12, 2024 at 7:26 AM
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  • Bukayo Saka has named Old Trafford his favourite stadium, snubbing the Emirates
  • His affinity for Manchester United's home ground stems from his childhood fascination
  • The winger is hoping to be fit to face the Red Devils in a crunch Premier League clash

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Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka, has openly declared Old Trafford as his favourite stadium to play in, gracefully sidelining his team's home ground, the Emirates.

The revelation comes ahead of the Gunners' highly-anticipated clash with Manchester United in the Premier League this Sunday, May 12.

The England star reminisced about his childhood spent watching football at the iconic venue.

Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka, says Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium is his favourite. Photo: Shaun Botterill.
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka celebrates after scoring in the Premier League against Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 4, 2022 in Manchester, England. Photo: Shaun Botterill.
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Saka nostalgically expressed his admiration for the stadium, citing memorable moments witnessed both in the Premier League and Champions League.

"Growing up I watched football because I love football. I have been watching football for years. The special nights you have seen in the Premier League and the Champions League at Old Trafford. It was nice to be on the pitch and to play. I have played there a few times now, and it’s definitely my favourite stadium to play in," Saka explained, as quoted by Daily Post.

Concerns loom over his availability for the upcoming fixture alongside fellow teammate Takehiro Tomiyasu. Saka sustained a leg injury during Arsenal's recent victory against Bournemouth, while Tomiyasu's absence from training this week raises doubts about his fitness for the encounter.

“A few doubts that tomorrow we can resolve with another training session. So we’ll have to see,” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta told the press, as reported by Evening Standard.Evening Standard.

Arteta hopes to maintain the team's winning momentum if he aspires to clinch the Premier League title.

The Gunners are second in the table, atop the table, just two points behind Manchester City, with only two rounds of fixtures left.

Arsenal's wretched record at Old Trafford

Sports Brief critically analysed Arsenal's bad record against Man United at Old Trafford.

Arteta's men are in high-flying form and possess the capabilities to dismantle the Red Devils, who have fallen to eighth place.

After conceding three or more goals from Crystal Palace, Brentford, and Coventry City this season, the United could face further humiliation.

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