Paul Merson thinks Mikel Arteta made a mistake this week with Bukayo Saka before tomorrow’s match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates.
In the Premier League, the Gunners have a terrible record while playing Pep Guardiola’s team. When Arsene Wenger was still in charge in December 2015, they last defeated them in the league. Tomorrow, Arteta would dearly wish to alter it.
Mikel Arteta may have erred, according to Paul Merson, before Arsenal vs. Manchester City.
Arsenal should ideally be unafraid going into the match against Manchester City, but if Bukayo Saka is out, everything changes.
Undoubtedly, the 22-year-old is their finest player. He has excelled in recent years under Mikel Arteta and is consistently among the first names listed on the club roster.
Before Arsenal faced Lens this week, Saka played in two matches and left the field limping from a knock. Both times, he conveyed a severe pained expression.
Most believed Arteta would give him a break in the middle of the week, but Saka got going and that choice backfired. The 22-year-old was forced to leave the game with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, and he won’t play tomorrow.
Why Arteta chose to start him against Lens on Tuesday is beyond Paul Merson’s comprehension.
I didn’t think Arsenal would defeat Lens this week, and I’m not sure why Arteta started Bukayo Saka, the man said on Sportskeeda.
He’s got a big game against Manchester City coming up, and they might regret their choice.
Saka’s loss would be devastating.
The one error Arsenal made during the summer transfer window was failing to sign a comparable replacement for Bukayo Saka.
Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe, Kai Havertz, Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard, and even Eddie Nketiah are all capable players for the Gunners, but none of them can perform the same tasks as Saka.
The biggest game yet for Arsenal this season will take place tomorrow when Manchester City visit the city.
Saka hasn’t been disqualified, which is encouraging. Fans of Arsenal will be rooting for him to succeed.