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Injury update on Bukayo Saka ahead of Bournemouth game this weekend

Bukayo Saka is in a race against the clock to be fit for the game against Bournemouth this weekend.

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Bukayo Saka has featured in 86 consecutive matches for Arsenal in the Premier League which is a club record, however there are doubts over whether he’s going to make it to 87 after picking up a knock in the North London Derby last weekend.

Saka missed the Carabao Cup clash against Brentford on Wednesday night in which the Gunners managed to progress into the next round without their main man on the right wing, after Reiss Nelson scored the only goal of the game. Arsenal will face West Ham United in the fourth round of the competition.

Bukayo Saka is now in a race against the clock to be fit to face Bournemouth in the Premier League up next. The 22-year-old picked up a knock to his ankle against Tottenham last weekend, reason why he was substituted off late in the second-half as he was unable to continue.

Arsenal’s right winger gets kicked every week and it’s very rare he has to come off the pitch, so this was a sight that got all Arsenal fans worried ahead of a busy fixture schedule coming up, including a huge game against Manchester City in the league in only 10 days time.

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However there is good news, as Bukayo Saka was at London Colney today doing gym work as he aims to be available for the game at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday. The 22-year-old’s injury isn’t a serious one and there is hope he will be fit enough to start the game this weekend.

More importantly, Saka is definitely expected to be available for the big clash against Manchester City next weekend which will be a huge boost for Mikel Arteta as he tries to navigate his side through the mini injury crisis they’re currently facing.

Arsenal lost both games to Manchester City last season which ultimately handed Pep Guardiola’s side the advantage in the title race. If the Gunners want to go one better this time around then they need to win their head-to-head matches against the treble winners.

Mikel Arteta will know that better than anyone, so having Bukayo Saka available for the big game will give Arsenal every chance of beating the Premier League champions next week.

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