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Bukayo Saka suffers ‘pretty bad knock’ against Bournemouth, says Arteta

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
October 1 2023
Bukayo Saka Arsenal

Bukayo Saka was on the scoresheet against Bournemouth

Bukayo Saka sustained a “pretty bad knock,” according to Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, following their 4-0 victory against Bournemouth.

With strikes from Saka, Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz, and Ben White, the Gunners kept an excellent start in the Premier League season.

The outcome helped Arteta’s team move up to third place in the standings, a point behind Man City, but it wasn’t all positive for the Gunners.

Bukayo Saka left the pitch limping halfway through the second half, and since then Arteta announced that the attacker suffered a “bad knock”.

Arteta stated in his post-game press conference:

‘It was a pretty bad knock. I don’t know how he’s feeling now, I haven’t had chance to speak to him. But hopefully we can get him back.’ 

I think it was a stamp in the same area but Gabi was limping as well after the game so let’s see how they are.’ 

The 22-year-old Saka was a late addition to the Arsenal squad for their trip to the Vitality Stadium after sustaining a comparable injury last weekend against Tottenham.

Declan Rice, Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard, and Saka had all missed training since Sunday’s North London derby, according to Arteta’s confirmation prior to the game.

Rice has been experiencing back pain, Martinelli hurt his hamstring against Everton, and Trossard felt his hamstring in training.

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