Saka was forced to withdraw from Gareth Southgate’s England squad earlier this month with a hamstring strain and stayed put at Arsenal to receive treatment.
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The hosts currently sit fifth in the table, where Arsenal would have expected to be – while Mikel Arteta’s men sit in mid-table obscurity, where West Ham were overwhelmingly predicted to finish.
Erik Lamela’s sensational Rabona goal put Jose Mourinho’s Spurs in front, but Martin Odegaard levelled before Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty secured three points, with Lamela also sent off in the closing stages.
Arsenal are currently 10th in the table, having picked up just 38 points from 27 matches this season, while Tottenham occupy seventh, five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with a game in hand.
Mikel Arteta’s men fought back from an early Youri Tielemans goal to score through David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe, ending a three-game losing streak at the King Power Stadium in the top flight.
Leicester are currently third in the Premier League table, level on points with second-placed Manchester United, while Arsenal sit down in 11th spot, 11 points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.
The victory saw City restore their 10-point advantage over Leicester City following the Foxes’ win at Aston Villa earlier in the day, while Mikel Arteta’s Gunners remain rooted in 10th place, 11 points off the top four.
The visitors head to the Emirates Stadium sitting 10th in the table and with a game in hand over their hosts, who slipped into the bottom half as a result of their defeat at Aston Villa last weekend.
The hosts were put to the sword by West Ham United on their own turf last time out, whereas Arsenal lost in the league for the first time in 2021 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The versatile 23-year-old, who was also reportedly wanted by Leicester City and Southampton, found first-team opportunities hard to come by under Mikel Arteta during the first half of the season.
Willock, an England Under-21 international, will spend the rest of the season on Tyneside as part of Steve Bruce’s squad.
Seven places and 10 points separate the two sides in the table, but it is ninth-placed Arsenal who go into the game off the back of a victory while second-placed Manchester United were left reeling by defeat to Sheffield United last time out.
The 22-year-old selected the Emirates following a personal chat with manager Mikel Arteta, and turned down offers from rival clubs across Europe as a result.
The 32-year-old star has put pen to paper on a deal in Turkey, after turning down an approach from MLS outfit DC United.
The much-changed Gunners, who have won the competition a record 14 times, fell behind midway through the first half and could not find a way back.
Southampton beat Shrewsbury Town 2-0 on Tuesday night to book their spot in round four, while Arsenal advanced courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United earlier this month.
Dan N’Lundulu marked his first senior start for the Saints with a maiden goal for the club in the 17th minute at their St Mary’s ground before England’s James Ward-Prowse put the result beyond doubt a minute from time
The Gunners were facing an unlikely battle for survival less than a month ago, but 13 points from a possible 15 have lifted Mikel Arteta’s men into 10th and within seven points of the top four.
The 32-year-old, who had not featured for Arsenal since March 7, joins the Turkish club on a free transfer after his £350,000-a-week Gunners contract was terminated.
Mikel Arteta saw the Gunners’ Premier League winning run come to an end as they lacked inspiration in north London, while Roy Hodgson will feel aggrieved that Palace left with only a point after creating the better chances.