Arsenal Receive Crucial Update on Bukayo Saka’s Injury Ahead of Chelsea Clash on Sunday

Arsenal Receive Crucial Update on Bukayo Saka’s Injury Ahead of Chelsea Clash on Sunday

  • Bukayo Saka could reportedly be fit for Arsenal's Premier League clash against Chelsea next Sunday
  • The Gunners are scheduled to travel to Stamford Bridge to take their bitter rivals in the London derby
  • There were initial fears that the tie could come too soon for Saka, who picked an injury against Nottingham Forest
  • The winger was spotted limping off after he was substituted in the first half, with Reiss Nelson coming on in his place

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.

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Bukayo Saka celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium. Photo by Andrew Boyers.
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Whereas Saka played on shortly after receiving treatment, he was unable to continue and had to be replaced with Reiss Nelson.

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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.

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:

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"‘It was a bad kick, he was limping but I don’t see it further than that."

Arsenal stars show support for Pablo Mari

Earlier, Sports Brief 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.

Source: Sports Brief News