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Mikel Arteta provides  latest Bukayo Saka injury update ahead of Olympiacos clash



Arsenal manager Arteta and Bukayo Saka

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta says Bukayo Saka is feeling “much better” and that a decision will be made this afternoon on whether to take part in the second leg of Arsenal’s Europa League tie against Olympiacos on Thursday.

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The 19-year-old was withdrawn at halftime of last weekend’s North London derby win over Tottenham, and Arteta explained after the match that he was taken off due to a hamstring problem

The Gunners host Greek champion Olympiacos in the Emirates later this week with three vital away goals in the bag after winning the first leg of the round of 16 clash 3-1.

Arteta has revealed that there are no new injury concerns before the game and provided a positive update on Saka’s physical condition.

“We had a few doubts but hopefully everybody is going to be involved.”

When pressed on Saka’s hamstring issue, he replied: ‘He felt something muscular but he’s been much better and evolving well.

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“We will make the decision this afternoon about what we will do.”

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Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka has been a key part of Arsenal this season ( picture by Getty Image)

Despite his team holding a commanding 3-1 lead, Arteta insists the tie is far from over.

“From what I’ve seen from Olympiacos and the amount of games they’ve won in the final minutes it will be tough,’ he added.

“They will try to put us under a lot of pressure so there’s still a lot to play.”

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