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Mikel Arteta admits Bukayo Saka's thigh injury is 'the last thing we need' with Arsenal starlet hobbling off in victory at Sheffield United and a doubt for crunch clash with Slavia Prague

Mikel Arteta admits the relief of a much-needed Arsenal victory was spoiled by yet another injury headache.

Bukayo Saka hobbled off with a thigh problem after a wonderful display at Sheffield United and is a doubt for Thursday's crucial Europa League quarter-final second leg at Slavia Prague.

'I don't know the extent,' said Arteta. 'He had discomfort in the thigh, and that's the last thing we need. We are missing big players and we don't want to lose another one.'

Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal's victory at Sheffield United was marred by Bukayo Saka's injury
Saka limped off the field at Bramall Lane with a thigh problem and is now a doubt for Thursday

Arsenal travelled to Sheffield without a host of regulars, including Martin Odergaard, Emile Smith Rowe and captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who was ill and unable to train on Saturday.