Arsenal will have to do without their star boy Bukayo Saka on Saturday as the forward has been suffering from illness.
The Gunners host Leeds at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon in a must-win game in the title race.
Liverpool did them no favours earlier in the day, losing 4-1 to Manchester City and reducing the gap to five points.
Arsenal has been handed a couple of injury blows with William Saliba missing out due to a back injury and Takehiro Tomiyasu ruled out for the rest of the season.
But Mikel Arteta has to contend with another issue as Saka, who was away on international duty, is starting on the bench due to illness.
Bukayo Saka is named on the bench for a Premier League match for the first ever since Arsenal’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford in December 2021, a run stretching 485 days. 🤯 #afc pic.twitter.com/Y5R59A258S
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‘He wasn’t able to train yesterday as he wasn’t well but today he feels a little bit better so we’ve put Gabby in.’ Mikel Arteta said.
‘He brings a lot of energy, quality, movement and chaos. He’s a player we’ve been missing and it’s good to have him back.’