Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that Bukayo Saka will miss England obligation having been absent from their win over Manchester Metropolis.
Considerations over the 22-year-old’s health had been raised throughout the week when he limped off within the Gunners’ Champions League defeat to Lens on Tuesday.
Followers waited to see if he could be included within the squad to face Metropolis on Sunday however he missed out.
Saka was named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for his or her upcoming pleasant towards Australia and Euro 2024 qualifier with Italy however the winger will play no half in both fixture.
When requested about Saka’s availability for England, Arteta informed talkSPORT: “No, he is not going to make it.
“He has not educated for a single session. He’s not out there to play soccer in the intervening time.”
After the squad announcement, England boss Gareth Southgate insisted he would not threat a participant’s bodily wellbeing and would go off what Arteta has mentioned.
Saka’s absence from the Arsenal squad noticed meant his run of 87 consecutive Premier League video games for the aspect got here to an finish.
He has scored 5 objectives and assisted one other 5 in ten appearances this season, however the Gunners had been nonetheless profitable with out him.
Gabriel Martinelli’s late winner noticed Arteta’s aspect declare an enormous three factors in what was a subdued conflict towards Metropolis.
Many really feel as if Mateo Kovacic ought to have been despatched off after his challenges on Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice.
The Croatian remained on the pitch but it surely wasn’t sufficient to cease Metropolis from shedding back-to-back Premier League video games.
Arsenal now sit degree with north London rivals Tottenham on 20 factors, with Spurs high of the desk with extra objectives scored.
It stays to be see how lengthy Saka might be out of motion for but it surely’s clear that Arteta and co can nonetheless win with out his high quality.
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