Mikel Arteta makes Bukayo Saka Arsenal injury admission as Gabriel Jesus twist revealed


Arsenal got back to winning ways with a dominant Champions League victory against Sevilla at Emirates Stadium. Bukayo Saka and Leandro Trossard both netted in each half with David Raya and the back four rarely troubled by a toothless Sevilla.

While it looks as though the Gunners have built some momentum ahead of the weekend, they could no be without Saka who hobbled off in the late stages. Gabriel Jesus was absent from the game because of his own muscular issue, but an injury twist involving his national team Brazil has emerged in recent days.

Elsewhere, Arsenal remain interested in Brentford striker Ivan Toney however their is a significant obstacle in the way of Mikel Arteta and Edu if they wish to sign the 27-year-old in the January transfer window.

Here are your Arsenal morning headlines on Thursday, November 9.

Saka injury update

Mikel Arteta has commented on Bukayo Saka's late substitution against Sevilla in the Champions League after the Arsenal star went down twice.

The Hale End graduate grabbed a goal and assist in the 2-0 triumph at Emirates Stadium with Gabriel Martinelli also impressing on the night in the absence of Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.

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However, Saka went over awkwardly late on and despite trying to continue, went down on his haunches again. Following the game, when asked about Saka and Takehiro Tomiyasu, Arteta said: "With Bukayo it was a knock. On the other injury issues, he added: "Tomi was feeling something so we didn't want to take the risk so we bought Alex [Oleksandr Zinchenko] back and with the other ones hopefully they will be ok because we are missing a lot of players."

Gabriel Jesus injury twist

Brazil boss Fernando Diniz has explained his reasons for calling Gabriel Jesus up to the Brazil national team for the upcoming November international break, despite the Arsenal star being injured. The striker has impressed yet again this campaign when starting up front.

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Ivan Toney transfer condition

Arsenal will have to make a "big sale" to be able to afford a move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney in the January transfer window, according to recent reports. It comes as the Gunners continue to be linked with a move for a goal scorer to help push a title bid over the line.

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