Mikel Arteta updates on Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney injuries ahead of Wolves clash

Bukayo Saka missed Arsenal's draw with Manchester United
Bukayo Saka missed Arsenal’s draw with Manchester United (Visionhaus)

Mikel Arteta has revealed that Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney are both doubts for Arsenal’s clash with Wolves on Tuesday evening.

The pair missed Arsenal’s goalless draw with Manchester United on Saturday evening as Saka has been struggling with a hip problem, while Tierney remained sidelined with a calf issue.

Tierney had trained in the build-up to Arsenal’s draw with United, while Saka was not risked due to the Gunners’ busy fixture schedule.

Asked if Tierney and Saka will be available for the match against Wolves, Arteta said: ‘We don’t know yet.

‘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.’

Kieran Tierney has been sidelined due to a calf injur
Kieran Tierney has been sidelined due to a calf injury (Getty)

Martin Odegaard was also given his Arsenal debut on Saturday as the 22-year-old came on as a second-half substitute against Manchester United.

And Arteta is open to starting the on-loan Real Madrid midfielder against Wolves.

‘Let’s see today how everybody is,’ Arteta said when asked about the possibility of naming Odegaard in his starting line-up.

‘We have some other issues in the last few days as well, so today we’ll have a better picture of who is available to play tomorrow.

‘Then we’ll put the players who are completely fit to start the game.’

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