3 talking points ahead of Arsenal vs Luton Town

  • The Gunners welcome the Hatters to Emirates Stadium for the first time ever on Wednesday and there are three key points to discuss

Arsenal beat Luton 4-3 in December thanks to a 97th minute winner from Declan Rice
Arsenal beat Luton 4-3 in December thanks to a 97th minute winner from Declan Rice / Julian Finney/GettyImages
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2. Saka needs a rest

Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka was subbed off against Man City / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

There was uncertainty surrounding Bukayo Saka's fitness ahead of the Man City game but he managed to start for his side. However, he did not look 100% against his side's title rivals and had to be subbed off with just over ten minutes to play.

Mikel Arteta confirmed that this substitution was down to fatigue as a result of a few weeks out. There is no need to risk Saka further in a game that most likely won't require Arsenal's best players so it would be wise to rest him and give him minutes off the bench instead.

There are several players who could take the England international's place on the right wing. Gabriel Jesus or Reiss Nelson could slot into the role whereas Gabriel Martinelli could also replace Saka having played on the right as a sub against City.

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