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Arteta making late call on Saka for Brighton

Saka point

Bukayo Saka will undergo a late fitness test to assess his availability for this weekend’s game at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Saka was left out of the squad for Wednesday’s 2-0 win at home to Luton Town, but Mikel Arteta will use Friday’s session at Sobha Realty Training Session to make a decision.

"We will know with our training session in a few hours,” he said at his press conference on Friday morning. “We will know whether he is fit or not."

Asked if there is any concern about Bukayo burning out towards the end of the season, Mikel added: “I’m super positive, I think he’s going to fly and be so decisive.

“Because he’s so strong, how much he wants it when you talk to him and how excited he is about what is coming, he wants to be there. He’s getting better and better and it’s normal to have little niggles. You have kicks and he’s gone through a lot of that in the last two or three years and look at the way he’s performing.”

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