Bukayo Saka blow or boost ahead of Arsenal's game vs Wolverhampton Wanderers?

Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP)

Bukayo Saka was a surprise omission from the Arsenal squad that drew against Manchester United at the weekend with a sore hip, so when will he be fit?

Bukayo Saka modelling the new Arsenal 2020/21 shirt (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Bukayo Saka modelling the new Arsenal 2020/21 shirt (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Bukayo Saka’s injury was a disappointing blow to Arsenal as they faced up to United at the weekend and given how tight the game was, his inclusion could very well have been the difference and allowed Arsenal to take all three points.

Speaking to the media ahead of Arsenal’s game against Wolves on Tuesday evening, Mikel Arteta said, “We don’t know yet [if Saka and Kieran Tierney will return].

“Today we’ve got a training session and they haven’t been able to train with us yet, so I think it will be really difficult for them. But I don’t know, we’re going to try to last-minute see how they are feeling.”

That doesn’t look too promising for the pair but it would certainly be prudent to rest them rather than take any risks, given how integral they are to the side.

That being said, Saka was spotted in training on Monday:

And Arsenal later added, “Missed Saturday’s match with a sore hip. Bukayo has now returned to full training and his availability will be assessed ahead of Tuesday’s match.”

It’s worth highlighting that since Arteta and Edu took over, the amount of information coming out of the club, especially about players, has diminished quite a bit.

Arsenal even seem to have removed their main injury page which listed all players out along with latest updates and expected return dates.

If that’s your sort of thing, we’ve replicated it here as best we can.