Bukayo Saka shared a nice moment with Wizkid at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday

Mikel Arteta was dealt a major injury scare during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Liverpool at the weekend, with Bukayo Saka unable to finish the game. The 22-year-old winger suffered a knock in the final moments of the tie and he was swiftly replaced by Reiss Nelson.

Saka limped off the pitch, casting doubt over his availability for the Gunners’ upcoming fixture against West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Speaking to reporters on Sunday night, Arteta was asked to explain the England international’s omission.

The Spaniard provided a promising update, calming the nerves Arsenal fans. He said: “He should be fine, I think. He got a kick, I think, on the ankle or the back of his foot, but he should be fine.”

Saka fired Arsenal ahead at the Emirates Stadium inside the opening quarter of an hour. Despite conceding an equaliser just moments before half-time, Gabriel Martinelli restored the Gunners lead halfway into the second-half before Leandro Trossard put the final nail in the coffin late on.

After the game, Saka celebrated the victory with ‘Wizkid’ on the pitch – a Nigerian singer and songwriter, who’s previously worked with the likes of Drake, Skepta, and Chris Brown. Taking to Instagram, the Hale End graduate marked the occasion with the following caption: “Thanks for coming through to support bro, always good to see you @wizkidayo (shooting star emoji).”

The post tallied almost half a million likes in under 24 hours, with thousands of fans flooding the comments with messages. Saka will have now turned his attention to Arsenal’s next clash which comes against West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

The north Londoners are just two points behind league leaders Liverpool in the title race so a win over David Moyes’ side could prove pivotal by the end of the campaign. In fact, Paul Merson believes that the West Ham meeting is a must-win game for Arsenal, who could fall back to ‘square one’.

“If Arsenal lost against Liverpool then they would be out of the Premier League title race,” wrote the former Gunners midfielder in a column for Sky Sports. “It was their cup final so why not celebrate?

“I didn’t mind it. The pressure was on and Arsenal were playing against the in-form team in the country, who had been destroying teams.

“If they go and lose at West Ham then they are back to square one and it’s a waste of time, but they have given themselves the opportunity in the title race.”