Mikel Arteta confirms fresh injury blow to key star ahead of business end of the season

Mikel Areta reveals Arsenal had issues with some of the players ahead of the game against Manchester United
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The Gunners have enjoyed a good week with impressive victories against Chelsea in midweek and a 3-1 win over a lethargic Manchester United side at the Emirates.

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Nuno Tavares, often overlooked for his lapses in concentration, scored the opener before Bukayo Saka gave the Gunners a 2-0 advantage.

The win is proof of Arsenal’s growth this season where they have beaten both the European Champions and Manchester United in the same week to take control of their Champions League ambitions.

The only downside to the victory was an injury to key forward Bukayo Saka who had to be replaced late on by Rob Holding as the Gunners closed out the game in North London.

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Saka has been a key part of the Arsenal team and scored in both the victories against Chelsea and Manchester United this week. With significant games coming up against West Ham, Leeds and  Tottenham, Arteta is hoping that it’s nothing serious.

What Arsenal Mikel Arteta said after the game

The Arsenal manager who was delighted with his team’s performance said they deserved the win even if they needed a bit of luck. The Arsenal boss also revealedt they came into the game with some injury concerns to key players.

He said: “We had four or five players who had difficulties before the game and he was one of them and every one is pushing at the moment.

‘’Ben too was one of them and we had Granit too, Eddie also had an issue with his thigh but we just all need to keep going.

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“We will have a look and try to recover him and I feel lucky and we have to keep going really good win for us.”

The Arsenal win now puts so much pressure on Tottenham who will now have to respond if they are keep up pace and keep the fight for Champions League football going.

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