Arteta gives Saka update after winger limps off against Oxford United
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has given an update on the status of Bukayo Saka after the winger limped off during the Gunners' 3-0 FA Cup win over Oxford United on Monday.
The Spaniard named a strong Arsenal XI to take on the U's at the Kassam Stadium, with Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Eddie Nketiah all starting the game.
After a challenging first half, the Gunners netted three second half goals to seal a safe passage through to round four, where they will face Manchester City in one of the ties of the round.
Mohamed Elneny netted his first goal of the season, before Nketiah fired in a six-minute double to continue his impressive form since replacing the injured Gabriel Jesus up front.
But there was an element of concern for the Gunners, with Saka experiencing discomfort in his knee. He substituted on 75 minutes and replaced by the returning Emile Smith Rowe.
Now, Arteta has given an injury update on the 21-year-old winger.
Arteta gives update on Saka
The Spaniard reassured fans over Saka's knee issue by stating: "He is fine. He was fine. Yeah [he's okay]."
But the winger was named on the bench for Arsenal's subsequent Europa League clash, and went on to play a key part in the World Cup for the Three Lions.
Arteta was also quizzed about the Gunners' January transfer prospects - in particular, the lack of depth up front.
He said: "The problem is we have only one [centre forward]. And to go for that many months until Jesus is back is not easy.
"But we have to get the most out of the players that we have at the moment, and if we can have some reinforcements, great."