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Mikel Arteta gives injury update on Bukayo Saka after he limped off against Man Utd

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided the latest update on Bukayo Saka after the forward limped off against Manchester United

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an injury update on Bukayo Saka, assuring fans that the winger “should be fine” despite concerns over his fitness during Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Saka was substituted in the 82nd minute at Old Trafford, prompting worries among supporters after he appeared to limp off the pitch. The England international, who has been a linchpin for Arsenal this season, suffered an awkward fall down a steep slope behind one of the goals and collided with the hoardings.

Although Saka managed to return to the pitch, Arteta opted to give him a rest for the closing stages of the game as a precaution ahead of Arsenal’s final-day clash against Everton. Addressing concerns about Saka’s condition after the match, Arteta assured reporters that “he should be fine.”

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Saka’s fitness had been a concern following a nasty gash to his leg in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth. However, the 22-year-old was named in the starting XI for the crucial match against Manchester United, where Arsenal secured all three points to keep their Premier League title hopes alive.

Sky Sports pundits Roy Keane and Paul Merson weighed in on Arsenal’s performance, with Keane expressing surprise at Manchester United’s lackluster display and Merson highlighting Arsenal’s ability to control the game despite not playing at their best.

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Keane remarked that Arsenal “hardly got into second gear” and credited their solid defensive performance, while Merson emphasised the importance of securing a victory, particularly at this stage of the season.

“Arsenal players will be in the dressing room saying, ‘How easy was that?’ – they hardly got into second gear!’ Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane said. “They knew when they got their goal and are so solid at the back it was game over. I bet Arsenal couldn’t believe how bad Manchester United were.”

Merson added: “I thought [Arsenal] played in second gear. Very disappointed with Man Utd – I don’t think they did enough at all.”

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