Arsenal will make a decision on Bukayo Saka’s involvement versus Olympiacos later this afternoon but it sounds like he’s on the mend after tweaking a muscle at the weekend.
The England international was forced off at half time of Sunday’s north London derby with a hamstring issue and was replaced by Nicolas Pepe.
Facing the press on Wednesday, Arteta said, “He was doing another test [today]. Obviously, he felt something muscular. He’s been feeling a lot better. We’ll make a decision this afternoon about what we’ll do.”
The Gunners come into the tie with the luxury of a two-goal advantage but after last season’s exit to the Greek outfit it sounds like the manager won’t be taking too many risks with his starting lineup.
Asked about any other injuries, he added: “Everybody is more or less ok. A few doubts, but hopefully everybody will be involved.”
The boss was also pressed on the decision to drop Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for disciplinary purposes and whether there were likely to be any further ramifications.
“We talked, everything has been resolved in a really positive way so we move forward,” he said.
He also dismissed talk about stripping the striker of the captaincy after he reportedly arrived late for the team bus on Sunday.