Arsenal injury update: Saka, Timber, Martinelli latest news ahead of Luton clash

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is concerned about Bukayo Saka's fitness ahead of their match against Luton Town, following his late injury withdrawal against Manchester City.

Injury Updates On Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka And Timmer
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Mikel Arteta faces an anxious wait regarding Bukayo Saka’s fitness before Arsenal’s upcoming Premier League encounter against Luton Town. Saka, who exited late in the Manchester City draw, had been a significant doubt leading up to the crucial fixture. Despite his inclusion in the starting lineup, he had to be substituted after 78 minutes due to injury concerns. Alongside Saka, Gabriel Jesus started, with Thomas Partey, Gabriel Martinelli, and Takehiro Tomiyasu making appearances off the bench, indicating an improved injury situation for Arsenal.

Jurrien Timber remains the sole absentee, recovering from a muscular issue, and there are hopes of his return soon from a long-standing knee problem sustained in August. Arteta is expected to provide updates on Saka’s condition during his press conference today.

Saka had withdrawn from the England squad during the international break due to a hamstring injury. Although he managed to start against Manchester City, his substitution raised concerns about his fitness.

Arteta acknowledged Saka’s recent struggles, stating, “As you know he’s [Saka] been out for a few weeks now with a little problem. He was feeling that fatigue. Right now he hasn’t trained. He trained just one day before the match. He made a big contribution, but 90 minutes was a lot today.”

Gabriel Martinelli, who had missed the previous clash against Porto due to a foot injury, returned after the international break and featured from the bench against Manchester City without any apparent fresh injury concerns.

Jurrien Timber continues his recovery from an ACL injury suffered last August. While not yet ready for squad inclusion, his progress impresses the medical staff, indicating he’s nearing the final stages of rehabilitation, although a specific return date remains uncertain.

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.​

Gabriel Martinelli

Gabriel Teodoro Martinelli Silva

Forwarder, Midfielder

BrazilBrazil

Age: 23

178 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 31 3 Missed
Minutes 1878 60.6 Avg
Goals 6 0.2 Avg
Assist 5 0.2 Avg
Attempt 92 3.0 Avg
Passes 728 23.584.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 1 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 26 times for 1778 minutes for Premier League.

Gabriel Martinelli scored 6 goals for Arsenal. He procured 5 assists. He received 1 yellow card 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.​