Mikel Arteta issues Bukayo Saka injury update ahead of Arsenal vs West Ham | Football

Bukayo Saka was forced off with an injury against Liverpool last weekend (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is confident Bukayo Saka will be fit enough to feature against West Ham on Sunday.

The England international scored the opening goal in last weekend’s 3-1 win over Liverpool but failed to complete 90 minutes after he was forced off with a late injury.

Arteta’s side are back in action against the Hammers this weekend and are likely to have their star man available according to Arteta.

Asked for an update on the 22-year-old, he said: ‘He’s been recovering this week and he looks OK

The Arsenal manager, meanwhile is still sweating on the fitness of Gabriel Jesus who missed the Liverpool victory altogether.

Jesus damaged his knee last month but was able to play through the pain barrier to play against Nottingham Forest.

The Brazil international scored and assisted in that 2-1 victory but was unable to play any part at all against the Merseysiders.

Bukayo Saka scored Arsenal’s opening goal against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Bukayo Saka scored Arsenal’s opening goal against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Gabriel Jesus missed Arsenal's game against Liverpool with a knee injury

Gabriel Jesus missed Arsenal’s game against Liverpool with a knee injury (Picture: Getty)

Asked if the former Manchester City star’s condition had improved ahead of Arsenal’s trip to the London Stadium, Arteta said: ‘No update.’

Oleksandr Zinchenko, too, is a doubt after he was forced off at half-time against Jurgen Klopp’s men with a muscle strain.

‘We have a few still in contention, they have been evolving really well,’ said the Arsenal manager.

‘We are hopeful we will have a few back and we can put out a competitive squad.’

Thomas Partey also continues to make progress from his latest setback and it is hoped he will make a swift return with the run-in zooming into view.

‘He’s progressing really well but it’s a bit too soon to tell you exactly when we’re going to have him back,’ said Arteta.


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