Arsenal and England winger Bukayo Saka picks up an injury in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. The English international had to forcefully come off the pitch. During the dying minutes of the first half on Sunday in a league fixture at the Emirates Stadium. He was substituted by manager Mikel Arteta in the 43rd minute as Arsenal escaped a narrow defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
The 20-year-old Winger was brought down by Palace midfielder James McArthur. As he sustained a kick on his leg from the back while the Winger was trying to clear the ball. Bukayo Saka tried to play despite sustaining the injury but he eventually came off. For Albert Sambi Lokonga in the 43rd minute.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was furious after the Referee’s decision. Only to just warn and show a Yellow card to the Palace midfielder. After a challenge that saw Bukayo Saka limping off the pitch in the First half and out in the second.
Arsenal Manager frustrated after the Referee’s decision to let James McArthur continue to play after making a Dangerous challenge
Mikel Arteta was fuming after McArthur was shown a yellow card and described Saka’s injury to be “Very sore” at the moment. The Arsenal manager wanted the referee to send the Palace midfielder off after he kicked Saka on his leg from behind.
“We had to take him off because he could not continue. He was very sore in the area, when I look at the action I cannot understand how the player (McArthur) can continue to play”, he said to Sky Sports
When asked whether the Palace Midfielder should have been sent off or not he said “Absolutely”.
Arsenal Boss also spoke about Bukayo Saka’s fitness on his post-match press conference, he added “We will see how it evolves. He could not continue and he is a boy that is pretty tough and wants to keep playing, but he could not carry on. We have a quick turnaround after the next game so we will see how it evolves.” said the Arsenal Head coach.
Arsenal took the lead early in the first half, thanks to a superb effort by Pierre-Emrick Aubamayeng. Which saw the Gunners take the lead in the 8th minute. Crystal Palace equalized in the 50th minute as palace veteran Christian Benteke helped them stay in the game. Odsonne Edouard doubled the visiting teams lead in the 73rd minute. But Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scored a screamer as the French international saved the game for the Hosts.
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