Mikel Arteta says Arsenal have to check on a few players after last night’s win over West Brom, Bukayo Saka included, and provided an update on defensive duo Gabriel and Ben White ahead of Saturday’s match with Manchester City.
Saka required treatment after he was felled by a late tackle at the Hawthorns and the England international played the closing stages of the game in obvious pain. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be fit for the trip to the Etihad.
“We have one or two doubts, from the previous game as well, we’ll know more tomorrow when we all train tomorrow,” said Arteta.
“Bukayo was limping after the match, we’ll see today how the knee reacts but he had a knock.”
The boss was also asked whether the Covid situation was under control at London Colney and when summer signing White might be back in contention.
“From Covid, we still have Ben out and Alex Runarsson who has been out. The rest of the players that are missing are injuries and long-term injuries that we don’t have back yet.
“Gabriel is getting closer. He had a couple of sessions with the team but we don’t know. Let’s see tomorrow how he is.
“Ben is asymptomatic, he’s been feeling good and as quick as we can, we’re going to bring him back to training and starting to play games with us again.”