Mikel Arteta Receives Encouraging Injury News On Bukayo Saka

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is hopeful Bukayo Saka only suffered knee bruising after he limped off injured at Leeds on Sunday.

The star winger came on as a second-half substitute in the 0-0 draw at Elland Road before he was forced off soon after.

Saka hurt himself in a challenge with Ezgjan Alioski.

And after trying and failing to play through the pain, the 19-year-old was replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Having since been assessed by Arsenal's doctors, Saka has been ruled out of tomorrow's Europa League trip to Molde.

But according to the Mail, medical staff are hopeful it is just bruising and nothing more sinister.

Arsenal host Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday night which could also be too soon for the teenager to return.

But the Gunners are said to be confident he will avoid a ‘lengthy lay-off'.

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The England international has become a key figure in Arteta's side this season.

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