Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka to miss England internationals with hamstring injury: Arteta

AP , Monday 9 Oct 2023

Bukayo Saka will miss England’s two games in the upcoming international break because of a hamstring injury, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said Sunday.

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Arsenal s English midfielder #07 Bukayo Saka warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B first leg football match between RC Lens and Arsenal FC at the Bollaert Stadium in Lens, northern France, on October 3, 2023. AFP

Saka missed Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League after limping off during a Champions League loss to Lens in midweek. It ended Saka’s run of 87 consecutive Premier League appearances and Arteta said after the game he will miss England’s friendly against Australia on Friday and the European Championship qualifier against Italy four days later.

“No, he will not make it,” Arteta said. “He has not trained for a single session. He is not available to play football at the moment.”

England manager Gareth Southgate had included Saka in his squad on Thursday but said he would take no risks with the 22-year-old winger.

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