Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has now given an update on the fitness of right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu and winger Bukayo Saka. The two players were not too comfortable at the end of the West Ham match. With three crucial back-to-back matches that the Gunners won against Chelsea, Manchester United and the Hammers, there were bound to be some injuries. That is exactly what is visible now.
The fans did worry after the last win. The boss came for the presser and did give an update. This was after Arsenal beat their London rivals. After beating West Ham 2-1 at the London Stadium, the north London giants made themselves favourites to finish in the top four. Though the race is not over yet, things are in their favour.
Arsenal has a two-point lead over fierce rivals Tottenham. Manager Mikel Arteta will be happy with his team’s performances so far this season. Keeping that in mind, he provided the recent injury update.
What Mikel Arteta Said About Tomiyasu And Saka’s Fitness After The West Ham Win?
As the fans wondered what would be the fate of their favourites, manager Mikel Arteta came out and addressed the issue. In his press conference, he stated, “Bukayo was fine. Really fatigued & has been through a little injury as well. Tomiyasu was just that he had been out for so long & could not continue. No, am not concerned, hopefully, he is fine.”
Mikel Arteta on Saka & Tomiyasu: “Bukayo was fine, he was really fatigued & he has been through a little injury as well. Tomiyasu was just that he had been out for so long & could not continue. No [I’m not concerned], hopefully, he’s fine.” #afc pic.twitter.com/pPkGJ0P5HzAdvertisement
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Well, the Arsenal faithful will be hoping that Mikel Arteta is right about the players. They are key figures within the first team. There will be a need for them with some crucial upcoming fixtures. The Gunners have ambitions of playing in the Champions League next season. They have done all the hard work and are a few steps away from that dream.
The young kids would have made manager Mikel Arteta proud so far. Just a few more steps to go. The final goal will be a reality. Let’s wait and watch, whether the team can get the job done at the very end. Hopefully, these two key players will be fit and ready to go, when the time comes!!