Bukayo Saka: Arsenal forward clapped on to pitch by Tottenham fans in pre-season friendly

Last update on.From section Premier LeagueAfter being applauded onto Tottenham's pitch, Bukayo Saka clapped for the Tottenham fansTottenham fans put aside rivalries north London to welcome Arsenal's Bukayo Saka back to domestic duties, for the first time since Euro 2020.Saka was introduced to Arsenal's 1-0 preseason defeat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. This was his first appearance since being racially molested after missing a penalty in England’s shootout loss by Italy.Saka was replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang because there were no away supporters for Mind Series matches. This earned the Spurs fans a warm ovation.Tottenham fans displayed a banner that read, "North London stands alongside Bukayo Saka" and all other players against discrimination and racism.Saka nearly scored the same goal, but Pierluigi Gorlini, Tottenham's new goalkeeper, stopped Saka's low shot.Dele Alli had hit two posts from close range after Son Heung-min won victory for the hosts ten minutes later when he drove home from Japhet Tanga's layoff.Saka's England teammate Ben White started his first game for the Gunners, but Harry Kane was absent for the hosts.Later, Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Sante confirmed Kane was isolated at the club's training grounds and said that he hopes to speak with him on Monday - socially distant.Nuno refused to speak about Inter Milan's 60m-rated striker Lautaro Martnez, whom Tottenham are trying to sign."Harry is here with us. He needs to be quarantined, he is in the lodge, but he is training. He had already spent the first day with the scientists. "He's with us," stated the ex-Wolves boss."I did not speak today as today was a match, but tomorrow we have a training session. I hope to speak with Harry, despite being socially distant.Martinez said: "I won’t talk about any player. I will only speak about my players, Tottenham players.Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock was not available for Sunday's Gunners match. Manager Mikel Arteta refused to comment on Willock's future.The Spaniard said, "We will explain our reasons when we are able." "It's all that I can do right now. When I have more to say, I will let it be known."Sunday's match was the first to be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since March 2020.Danny's debut goalDanny Ings, a new Aston Villa player, scored his debut by beating Salernitana at Villa Park.Ings, a Southampton signing worth 25 million, was able to cancel Joel Obi's opening goal before Anwar El Ghazi scored a penalty that made Villa 2-1 ahead at half-time.Ashley Young, a former England international, won the victory in the second period.Dean Smith's team opens their campaign at Watford, newly promoted on Saturday.