Bukayo Saka Receives Injury Boost Ahead Of Arsenal Match Against Chelsea

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Bukayo Saka may be available for Arsenal’s crucial match against Chelsea on Sunday 6th of November 2022 in the English Premier League as it was reported that he did not sustain a serious injury during their clash against Nottingham Forest on Sunday 30th of November 2022.

Bukayo Saka walking off the tunnel

Bukayo Saka, the English winger left the game after only 27 minutes due to an ankle injury sustained during the 5-0 home victory over Nottingham Forest.

In addition to the good news regarding Bukayo Saka’s ankle, there is less anxiety that the Arsenal forward will miss the World Cup.

Since falling down the slope behind the Clock End goal and colliding with a billboard in the tenth minute, he had been having trouble.

The news will be a major encouragement for Gareth Southgate, who sees Saka as an essential player for his team.

Mikel Arteta, the manager of the Gunners, will also be exhaling in relief because Arsenal still has four games left before its players leave for the World Cup.

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Bukayo Saka receives medical treatment

Additionally, Nottingham Forest’s full-back Renan Lodi made a few strong challenges on Saka as he was unable to proceed, and immediately entered the tunnel to receive treatment.

The medical staff at Arsenal is still keeping an eye on Saka’s injury, but they found it encouraging that he was able to continue playing for 15 minutes following the original contact before being taken off as a precaution.

Furthermore, the absence of crutches or a protective boot upon his departure from the Emirates suggested the ailment was not too significant.

Saka has had preventative testing, but there is still some anxiety in the background.

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Saka suffers injury against Nottingham Forest

When the England team’s medical staff contacted their Arsenal counterparts on Monday to inquire about the severity of Saka’s injury, they were informed that the early indications were encouraging.

And even though he’ll almost probably sit out Thursday’s Europa League group-stage match against FC Zurich, he might play at Chelsea this weekend.

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Just two weeks before his team’s flight to Qatar for the World Cup, that is fantastic news for manager Mikel Arteta and England manager Gareth Southgate.

Saka has played a significant role in helping Arsenal open up a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League and qualify for the Europa League. Saka has appeared in each of Arsenal’s 17 games this season.

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Bukayo Saka with Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal, on the other hand, will be happy not to lose the winger who has made 12 Premier League appearances this season and produced four goals and five assists.

However, Arsenal still needs to defeat Zurich at home to secure first place in their Europa League group and avoid the round of 32 in February.

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Saka against Nottingham Forest players

Granit Xhaka will also miss the game on Thursday after getting his third caution of the competition during the previous week’s 2-0 loss to PSV Eindhoven.

Meanwhile, Mo Elneny might make an unexpected comeback after a hamstring injury that was thought to keep him out of play until after the World Cup. He healed more quickly than anticipated.

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Saka’s probable absence on Thursday may provide Reiss Nelson with the opportunity to further his Arsenal case after coming on as a first-half substitute against Forest and scoring twice in his team’s biggest victory of the year.

The 22-year-old winger had scored just one Premier League goal for the Gunners previously, and that was more than five years ago.

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