Arsenal will assess Bukayo Saka over the next couple of days after the versatile midfielder collected a thigh injury in their 3-0 win over Sheffield United.
A wonderful team goal scored by Alexandre Lacazette gave the visitors the half-time lead before Gabriel Martinelli marked his recall to the team with a goal. Lacazette then struck again late on for his 50th Premier League goal for the Gunners.
Sunday’s 3-0 success was Arsenal’s first clean sheet in 15 matches in all competitions, and the three points moved Mikel Arteta’s team up to ninth in the table, seven points behind sixth-placed Liverpool – but it may have come at a cost.
Saka, who was deployed at the tip of a diamond by Arteta in the absence of Martin Odegaard, sustained a thigh injury midway through the second half at Bramall Lane following a challenge with Rhian Brewster.
Arsenal face a pivotal Europa League quarter-final second leg with Slavia Prague on Thursday, with the tie in the balance following the 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium last week, but Arteta says it’s too soon to know whether Saka will be ruled out of the trip to the Czech Republic.
“I don’t know yet [the severity of the injury]. He had to come off as he had discomfort in his thigh which is the last thing that we needed,” Arteta said. “We’re missing some big players out at the moment so the last thing we need is another one. Hopefully it’s not that serious.