Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka will miss England’s upcoming matches against Australia and Italy due to an injury setback.
Saka was sidelined for his team’s recent 1-0 Premier League triumph over reigning champions Manchester City due to a hamstring injury.
The Football Association (FA) has confirmed his withdrawal from the squad following an evaluation by England’s medical team, and no replacement will be called up, leaving the squad with 25 players.
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England is set to play against Australia on October 13th, followed by a European Championship qualifier against Italy four days later.
Arsenal manager Arteta, speaking after Sunday’s game, stated, “No, he will not be available,” and revealed that Saka had not participated in a single training session. While the expected duration of Saka’s absence was not disclosed, Arteta stressed that “he is currently not fit to participate in football.”