Bukayo Saka Struggling with Achilles Problem
Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka is not over an Achilles problem that saw his form dip at the end of last season. The England winger was named as a substitute for England’s 3-1 win against Scotland on Tuesday.
That’s despite Gareth Southgate picking a strong side at Hampden Park, but his decision to leave out Saka was a huge relief for Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard has been concerned by Saka’s workload and he wants to manage the playmaker’s minutes going forward.
Saka’s Achilles Issue
Saka suffered an Achilles problem at the worst possible time last season. He scored just two goals in Arsenal’s last ten matches as the Gunners slipped to allow Manchester City back in. It was hoped a summer without tournament football would cure the problem but the Daily Mail say Saka continues to struggle with the issue.
Nevertheless, Saka will be expected to start as the Gunners travel to Everton on Saturday to take on the Toffees at Goodison Park.
Saka’s Impact on Arsenal
Saka has been a key player for Arsenal since breaking into the first team in 2019. He has scored 15 goals and provided 17 assists in all competitions since then, and his form has been a major factor in Arsenal’s success over the past few years.
The 19-year-old has also been a regular for England, making 10 appearances for the Three Lions since his debut in 2020. He has scored two goals for England and is seen as one of the country’s brightest prospects.
What Does the Future Hold?
It remains to be seen how long Saka’s Achilles issue will affect his form. If he is able to overcome it, then he could be a key player for both Arsenal and England in the years to come. However, if it continues to hamper him, then it could have a major impact on his career.
For now, all eyes will be on Saka as he looks to get back to full fitness and help Arsenal challenge for honours this season. His form will be crucial if the Gunners are to achieve their goals this season.
Bukayo Saka is an important player for both Arsenal and England, but he is currently struggling with an Achilles issue that has hampered his form. It remains to be seen how long this issue will affect him, but it is clear that his form will be crucial for both teams this season. For now, all eyes will be on Saka as he looks to get back to full fitness and help Arsenal challenge for honours this season.