Ian Wright highlights Arsenal’s lack of depth as reason for star’s injury

Ian Wright has admitted that Bukayo Saka’s recent injury is a blow to England and Arsenal.

The young winger was injured during the first half of the Gunners’ game against Nottingham Forest last weekend and is now a doubt for Gareth Southgate’s World Cup side.

Speaking about the young Englishman’s early injury and whether it could affect his chances of participating in this month’s Qatar World Cup, manager Mikel Arteta, quoted by the club’s official website, said: “I hope not, it was a bad kick. from the beginning. he was limping, but I don’t see beyond that, let’s see how he is in the next few days”.

While the country and Arsenal are keeping it all cross so Saka can bounce back quickly, Wright has highlighted the Gunners’ lack of quality in depth as the reason the 21-year-old may have been overdone.

“It was sad to see, you look at Arsenal and people are already saying he should have rested by now,” Wright told The Kelly & Wrighty Show, quoted by Metro.

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“It was an awkward fall that he had [against Nottingham Forest]he opened his knee, the sign is always when someone comes out how angry they are, how bummed they are, we saw with Varane how he was, Saka came out a little bit more angry, he was really disappointed, he seemed really upset about it.

Bukayo Saka (centre) is injured against Nottingham Forest.

“I think if Emile Smith Rowe was fit, he [Saka] I would have had more than one break. We just don’t have the depth, we still haven’t put enough teams into the Europa League to be able to rest, we have to play him, whereas you probably would have thought he would rest against Zurich.

It’s so dangerous now. He gets fouled a lot, he has a lot of bodies around him, you always worry about him.

“It’s a concern because we’re not a million miles away from the World Cup and more importantly he’s in good form, which is what Arsenal need at the moment.”

Although England’s World Cup campaign is scheduled to start in just over two weeks, Arsenal still have three big games to play, including a London derby against rivals Chelsea on Sunday.

Not only will Saka not be in line to face Graham Potter’s Blues, but it remains unlikely that Gunners fans will see him in action again before the break and that should serve as a great reminder to the club’s owners. that a financial boost may be needed in January. .

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