Mikel Arteta issues Bukayo Saka message as VAR decision deemed correct.

Mikel Arteta issues Bukayo Saka message as VAR decision deemed correct.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has surprised many with his comments surrounding Bukayo Saka’s treatment as Gabriel Martinelli demands dinner from the England international.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will approach Saturday’s game against Burnley with a tad more confidence after his side avoided three successive defeats.

The Gunners welcome Sevilla to the Emirates on Wendesday night following back-to-back losses against West Ham and Newcastle respectively. The stakes were high to ensure cthat slump didn’t continue and Arsenal’s stars stepped up, winning 2-0 against the La Liga outfit.

The game was not without its headaches for Arteta though, as goalscorer and star-man Bukayo Saka hobbled out of action with an injury shortly before the full-time whistle was blown. However, the Arsenal manager was not particularly sympathic towards his winger.

With that being said, here are some of the main headlines emerging out of the Emirates on Friday, November 10.

Arteta tells Saka to get used to rough treatment

The Arsenal boss was forced to watch anxiously as Saka limped round the side of the Emirates with an injury but offered up an interesting reply following the game. Asked if his No.7 was born ready for brutal challenges, Arteta replied: “Born? I think he’s getting used to it!

“I don’t think that’s going to change, especially with the way he plays and the way he attracts players so he better get used to it because I don’t think it’s going to change.

“There’s contact in football and obviously for the wingers who want to take people on this is going to happen.

At the end he wasn’t comfortable to carry on, hopefully it’s not too much but I’m really pleased with his performance.

“Arteta also issued an update on whether Saka will be fit to feature against Burnley on Saturday.

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