'Sick' and 'cut' - Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta's worrying update on Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli

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Arsenal had a lot to celebrate against Sheffield United but there are concerns over two stars.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that both Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli were taken off against Sheffield United amid fitness and injury concerns.

Speaking after the match, he told Sky Sports Monday Night Football: "Bukayo was feeling sick and wasn't feeling right. I had to take him off and bring Fabio in. With Gabi it's just a cut. He had a tackle and a slight cut, we have to see how he is."

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The Gunners are celebrating their latest impressive Premier League win after putting six past relegation strugglers Sheffield United but the fitness news comes as a blow ahead of the all-important run in. There was some good injury news for the side as Gabriel Jesus, Thomas Partey and Fabio Vieira all picked up minutes from the bench at Bramall Lane.

Arsenal face Brentford on Saturday before a midweek meeting with Porto in the Champions League and then a huge Premier League meeting with Champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium at the end of March.

If Arteta's side beat the Bees on Saturday, they would move to the summit of the Premier League for the first time since Christmas. Asked if that changes the dynamic of the title race, Arteta said: "I don't know. What I know is how tough it's going to be against Brentford. It always is. We try and prepare the game in the best possible way and performing the way we are doing."

Gabriel Martinelli limped off in the second half.Gabriel Martinelli limped off in the second half.
Gabriel Martinelli limped off in the second half. | Getty Images

Asenal midfielder Martin Odegaard was named Man of the Match on Monday night. Speaking after the game, he said: "We know it's a tough place to come so we've done really good from the start. We controlled the game, we know they play a lot of direct football and we had to be ready for that. When we had the ball we were in a good mood today, created a lot, scored the goals early on and kept going from there.

"We wanted to keep the momentum going. We've had some good games. When you come to places like this it can be tricky if you don't start well. Today we did and we didn't stop from there."

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