All eyes on Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka, in regards to the Team News situation for Sunday’s titanic Premier League clash. Saka had to exit early from the UEFA Champions League loss to RC Lens in midweek. He suffered a hamstring injury, the extent of which or specifics of have yet to be disclosed.
He was called up to the England squad for this impending international break, so he can’t be injured that badly!
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Gunners boss Mikel Arteta gave the following update earlier today, and he designates Saka a doubt.
“He is in contention, we’ll see how he progresses from here to Sunday. Obviously he had to leave the pitch [against RC Lens], that’s never good news, but let’s see how he recovers,” he said with more than just an air of gamesmanship. Hey, you can’t blame him for being coy and obfuscating!
Elsewhere, Gabriel Martinelli is still working his way back to full fitness, and faces a late fitness test here, if he is to feature in this one.
Switching sides to City, John Stones is likely to miss out again due to injury, but there is a small chance he could be included in the squad. Rodri remains suspended, and there are no new fresh injury or disciplinary concerns beyond all that.
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