Arsenal have received good news when key winger Bukayo Saka has been made clear that he can help the team against Aston Villa on Friday. After limping during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.
The 20-year-old England star had to be substituted at half-time. After Palace midfielder James McArthur thrashed him in the right leg.
Spain boss Mikel Arteta was unhappy with the clash and insisted that MacArthur should be sent off by a red card
But referee Mike Dean only gave a yellow card. The incident was reviewed by VAR by Peter Banks.
At first, Arsenal feared that Saka would suffer a serious injury. This could prevent him from playing until next month’s international break.
Arsenal have received good news Bukayo Saka is not serious injury
However, after taking care of his calf muscles, And having been assessed. By the artillery medical team, Saka was relieved to return to training as usual.
In that case, Arteta will be able to use Saka in the starting line-up for the home game against Villa.
It remains to be seen whether Saka will be fit for Friday’s match with Aston Villa.
“I don’t know, we will see how it evolves,” said Arteta. “Obviously he couldn’t continue and he’s a boy that’s pretty tough and wants to keep playing, but he could not carry on and we have a quick turnaround for the next game, so we will see how he evolves.”
After the game, strikers past and present expressed their disbelief at the officials failing to act.
Covering the game for Premier League Productions, Ian Wright said: “How they have not given that for violent conduct is beyond me. The ball is there why is he still kicking him? How have they missed that? How can they miss that?”
When it was put to him that the challenge was deemed a high-end yellow card, he said: “Oh, come on man, so, what? Is there low-end red cards then? What’s the difference? It’s a yellow card. It’s ridiculous. Another decision where they have made something up just to let it run on. That’s a sending off.”