Bukayo Saka is a doubt for Arsenal’s trip to Bournemouth (Nick Potts//PA)
Bukayo Saka has added to Arsenal’s injury woes as Mikel Arteta revealed the England winger could miss the weekend trip to Bournemouth with a foot problem.
The 22-year-old scored from the penalty spot and saw a first-half shot deflected in by Cristian Romero as the Gunners drew 2-2 at home to north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
Saka, though, then limped off late in the game to be replaced by Emile Smith Rowe and will definitely miss Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third-round clash at Brentford, while his club-record run of 86 consecutive Premier League appearances is also under threat.
Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second goal (Nick Potts/PA)
Declan Rice was replaced at half-time against Spurs with a back issue and forwards Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard missed the game through injury, with Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey also sidelined.
Now Arteta is worried Saka – who has four goals as well as four assists from the first eight games of the campaign – could join that lengthy injury list.
“He was limping quite badly after the match,” said Arteta. “We had to get him off the field, which is never a good sign. He hasn’t been able to participate in the session.”
Asked if he could miss the Bournemouth game, Arteta added: “It’s a possibility, yes.”
Declan Rice (left) was also injured in the North London derby (Nick Potts/PA)
None of the players currently on the treatment table will be available for the London derby against the Bees, with the same quintet unlikely to return in time for Saturday’s trip to the south coast.
Saka could yet make an appearance at the Vitality Stadium as Arteta once again highlighted the amount of footballRead on belfasttelegraph.co.uk