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Arsenal: Saka set to start despite being forced off

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Arsenal star man Bukayo Saka should be fit and ready to start ahead of their next game against Leeds United after speculation around a possible injury during their last game, according to injury specialist Ben Dinnery. 

There were worries around the league that Saka had picked up an injury during the team’s 2-1 victory over West Ham last weekend as the player was replaced late in the game after going down twice in quick succession which needed medical attention from the team’s physios.

However, much to the elation of Arsenal fans it has since been reported that the England international did not sustain an injury and the substitution, alongside defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, was more down to fatigue and a precaution from the manager.

Injury specialist Ben Dinnery confirmed this on his YouTube channel, Premier FPL Injuries, stating:

“With regards to Takehiro Tomiyasu and also Bukayo Saka, neither player is injured. There were concerns that both players were forced off on Sunday, however, that was fatigue-related. So just to stress, there is no injury there”.

TIf thoughts on Saka…

Both Arsenal management and the fans should be elated over the positive news regarding Saka’s substitution during the West Ham game as he has been one of their best players in a season where they could find themselves finishing in the top four for the first time since the 2015/16 season.

So far this season the winger has racked up 12 goals and six assists in all competitions for the Gunners while averaging 2.2 shots, 1.6 key passes, 1.2 dribbles, and 0.6 crosses per game with 80.6% pass accuracy, as well as 0.9 tackles and 0.6 interceptions per game, showing he can help out on the defensive side of the ball as well. (Whoscored)

The final push for a top-four finish could come down to the last game of the season so the North London outfit is going to need all hands on deck for the run-in, losing a player of Saka’s quality at this point could derail their season and see them fail to qualify for the Champions League and maybe even the Europa League.

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