Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka injury latest after Arsenal scares vs Sheffield United

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Mikel Arteta has issued an update on the fitness of his two star wingers after injury scares during Monday night's win over Sheffield United.

Mikel Arteta has issued an update on Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka after both players were substituted during Arsenal's hammering of Sheffield United. The Gunners won 6-0 against the Premier League's bottom club, scoring five of the six in the first half.

The Gunners are back within two points of leaders Liverpool, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows for Arteta and his men, with concern over the club's two star wingers. Saka did not return after the break, with Fabio Vieira being introduced, while Martinelli was withdrawn after 64 minutes, with Gabriel Jesus coming on in his place.

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With fans wondering what happened with the superstar pair, Arteta gave an update after the game to calm fears, with neither player suffering a significant setback. “He was feeling a bit sick,” Arteta said. “As well we have Fabio who we needed to give minutes. It was a great opportunity. Then we had a little issue with Gabi Martinelli. He had a slight cut in his foot. We need to wait and see how it is.”

Arteta added: "Gabi was just a cut. We will have to see how he is. Bukayo was feeling sick and wasn’t feeling right.”

Arsenal are next in action on Saturday when they face Brentford at the Emirates Stadium, and there is a quick turnaround after that, with the Gunners needing to turn around their Champions League tie with FC Porto on Tuesday, losing 1-0 in the away leg. The good news is that the international break will set in after that due to an FA Cup postponement and the Gunners having been knocked out, resulting in a 19-day break between the clash with Porto and the crucial Premier League clash with title rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on March 31.

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