However, Saka has trained with the rest of the first team this week, and that there are no concerns about his availability for Sunday's London derby.
Yet while there are still uncertainties over with five matches standing between them and the elusive fourth spot, Arsenal are already sowing their seeds as they aim to position themselves ahead of the market opening.
Man City vs Watford: The defending Premier League champions hit a new gear in the sprint to the 2021-22 title, as they hammered the Hornets 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Manchester City did precisely what they needed to do: beat Watford and give Liverpool 24 hours to contemplate a four-point deficit before the Merseyside derby.
Name in home country: Gabriel Fernando de Jesus Date of birth: Place of birth: São Paulo Age: 25 Height: 1,75 m Citizenship: Brazil Position: attack - Centre-Forward Foot: right Player agent: Current club: Joined: Jan 1, 2017 Contract expires: Jun 30, 2023 Date of last contract extension: Aug 3, 2018 Outfitter: adidas Social-Media:.
Jesus currently has two years left on his contract, thus any deal would warrant a significant transfer fee paid to Manchester City, and therein lies the key potential stumbling block.