Arsenal demand protection for Bukayo Saka before Liverpool meeting

Arsenal fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Fulham this past Sunday, meaning they have slipped off top spot after taking it for Christmas.

The Gunners are next in action on Sunday vs Liverpool in the FA Cup and are 19/20 to pick up the win with bet365.

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Ahead of their meeting with Liverpool, Arsenal have been making headlines for their issues with how Bukayo Saka is being treated on the pitch this season.

Arsenal have complaining to the PGMOL about the rough treatment Bukayo Saka has been receiving and want more protection for their winger. Arsenal’s complaint may also be borne from the fact that Saka has been struggling with an Achilles injury of late.

The Gunners have been unhappy with the treatment handed out to Saka this season and have spoken to the refereeing body to make their grievances known. Arsenal want players booked for ‘the first strong foul’ on Saka after becoming frustrated at seeing referees waiting for a second incident before reaching for the yellow card.

Saka was the third most-fouled player in the Premier League in 2023, behind only Jordan Ayew and Bruno Guimaraes, and was on the receiving end of 87 fouls.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.