Arteta expects “Saka, Martinelli” to be fit and ready

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Mikel Arteta believes both Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli will be fit for Arsenal’s clash against Southampton on Sunday

. Nelly has suffered a serious illness this week and a calf problem in the win over Leeds has kept him out of full fitness.

The Brazilian star missed Wednesday’s training session. But he came on the field as a substitute in Arsenal’s slash win over PSV on Thursday night.

Saka started the game. However, Arteta believes the duo will be fit for battle this weekend:

“I think Saka is fine. He had a bit of a problem late in the game but hopefully he’ll be fine for Sunday’s game,” Arteta said.

“Martinelli Had a hard week He wasn’t feeling well this week. But the day before the game he felt better so we gave him a little bit of play.”

Arteta also updated his fitness. Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has not played since early October due to a calf problem.

It is unclear whether he will return for the game against Southampton this weekend. Still, it should be a comeback before the start of the World Cup. the UFABET report

“I think he is close to coming back. He keeps getting better and he’s making great progress. He suffered a recurrence of the same injury he experienced at the start of the season. which is a pity But as far as I know Alex, he’ll be back soon.”