Bukayo Saka’s Luton availability in question, Mikel Arteta offers Arsenal fans update

Bukayo Saka, initially uncertain for Arsenal's match against City due to fitness concerns, was substituted with apparent discomfort but has been deemed "fine" by Arteta for the upcoming game against Luton.

Bukayo Saka's Presence Against Luton Town
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Initially a doubt for the City game due to fitness concerns following his withdrawal from England duty, Saka was substituted in the 78th minute at Etihad Stadium, visibly in pain, as Gabriel Martinelli took his place in the goalless draw. Despite worries about a potential injury, Arteta has reassured that Saka is “fine” and ready for selection against Luton Town on Wednesday.

Arteta informed reporters that the team had focused on recovery rather than training and would assess Saka’s readiness for the upcoming match during a light session. Despite Saka’s subpar performance against City, with only 11 completed passes and no successful dribbles, Arteta remains hopeful for his contribution against Luton as Arsenal push forward in their title pursuit.

Addressing concerns about Saka’s fitness for a full 90 minutes, Arteta stated, “He certainly is today. We will train today and see the state of every player and make the right decision tomorrow.”

indicating a positive outlook pending further evaluation during training. This news will be a relief for Arsenal supporters, as Saka’s availability bolsters the squad ahead of a critical fixture. Arteta will be counting on his influential forward to overcome any discomfort and rediscover his scoring form amidst a busy schedule, including an upcoming clash with Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final.

Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder

EnglandEngland

Age: 23

178 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 32 2 Missed
Minutes 2679 83.7 Avg
Goals 14 0.4 Avg
Assist 7 0.2 Avg
Attempt 86 2.7 Avg
Passes 1203 37.682.3% AvgSucc
Yellow 3 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 28 times for 2353 minutes for Premier League.

Bukayo Saka  scored 13 goals for Arsenal. He procured 6 assists. He received 3 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Premier League. In the last match Arsenal drew 0-0 against Manchester City. The next match in Premier League will be against Luton Town.

Arsenal performance and stats

Arsenal

Manager: Mikel Arteta
Rank 1st
Win 24
Draw 5
Loss 5
Goals 82-26
Diff 56

Arsenal is currently 2nd in the Premier League with 65 points.

In the last 29 games, it has won 20 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 4 times. In its last match, Arsenal drawn 0-0 against Manchester City.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 70 goals and conceding 24.​

Arsenal will play the next match in Premier League against Luton Town on Wednesday 3rd of April in London. The prediction is Arsenal winning the match.​