Bukayo Saka

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants young attackers like Bukayo Saka to receive protection from referees.

Saka copped an injury in Arsenal’s 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Despite being top of the table, Gunners fans are concerned about the availability of the young winger for their upcoming matches.

Asked if Saka could play in the Europa League against FC Zurich on Thursday, Arteta told a press conference: “Yeah.”

He then added on Saka getting protection: “I’m sure that the referees have looked at all the incidents, all the fouls, and the amount of fouls our front players are getting.

“It’s their job to manage that in the best possible way.”