Bukayo Saka ruled out of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United
Bukayo Saka has been left out of Arsenal’s squad to take on Manchester United at the Emirates
this Saturday. The winger has been one of the Gunners’ brightest players this season, but he is suffering
from a sore hip and has been left out as a precaution.
Arsenal’s favorite Ian Wright recently revealed he worries Saka is being overexposed in north London at such a
young age. He said: “When you consider Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe had to go off with cramp,
that just indicates the amount of work they were doing,” Wright said on Optus Sport.
“Saka, everybody is worried about him because he is so young and he has the weight of being expected
to create for all of Arsenal – same with Smith Rowe and when Martinelli comes back – but they are doing it
at the moment. “Arsenal have to play with that intensity. They kept it simple, closed them down, got forward
quicker, and they can punish teams.
The 19-year-old has been one of Arsenal’s standout players this season was expected to continue his
run in the side at the Emirates but Gabriel Martinelli has come in as a replacement, the only change from
the side’s 3-1 win at Southampton. Club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also absent –
to be with his mother who is struggling with health issues – and Thomas Partey and
Emile Smith Rowe start despite concerns over their fitness.
Both players hobbled off with cramp in the second half at St Mary’s in midweek but have been passed fit.
Kieran Tierney, meanwhile, was pictured in training but has not made the squad and Cedric Soares starts on the
left side of Arsenal’s back four.