Bukayo Saka’s form is ‘worrying’ at the moment and Mikel Arteta should consider benching the Arsenal winger for the run-in.
That’s according to former Arsenal player Ian Wright, who believes he is suffering the effects of the Gunners’ long campaign.
Saka’s been in superb form for the Gunners this season and has, at times, carried the team’s title challenge.
But he’s scored just once in his last six games, with Saka appearing fatigued after a long season that included a mid-campaign World Cup.
Arsenal must now win all of their remaining games to stand a chance of winning the league title and even then it may not be enough to stop Manchester City from retaining their crown.
But Wright claims Arteta should consider the unthinkable by dropping Saka, as he’s currently in need of a rest.
‘Maybe Saka should get a little bit of a rest,’ said Wright. ‘I think a little rest. Maybe my mouth is going to quickly for my brain, in this situation we can’t afford to lose anymore games.
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‘We need everybody out there, but I just worry, I worry for him.’
Arsenal face a big clash to in-form Newcastle United on Sunday and cannot afford anything but a victory in the north-east.
Man City take on Leeds at the Etihad 24 hours earlier, where they’ll have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top.