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Mikel Arteta Provided Injury Update On Bukayo Saka After Nasty Kick To The Back Of The Leg From James McArthur

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has not been able to offer a positive update on Bukayo Saka injury after the winger was forced off midway through Monday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Englishman took a nasty kick to the back of the leg from James McArthur in the first half – which controversially only warranted a yellow card from Mike Dean – and had to be replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga at half-time.

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After mouthwatering clash, Mikel Arteta has has not been able to offer a positive update on Saka’s injury, and the Gunners boss also blasted the decision not to brandish a red card to McArthur for his challenge.


‘It was a red card (for McArthur), absolutely,’ Arteta told Sky Sports. ‘I cannot understand how he can stay on the field.

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‘We had to take (Saka) off because he could not continue. He was very sore in the area. 

‘When I look at the action I cannot understand how the (Palace) player can continue playing’.

The Gunners had to rely on Lacazette to rescue a point with virtually the last kick of the game at the Emirates, with Benteke and Edouard netting after Aubameyang’s opener.

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The last-gasp draw leaves Arsenal unbeaten in five Premier League matches and sitting 12th in the rankings after eight matches.

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