Bukayo Saka: Arsenal attacker is out for England matches, according to manager Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka will not be joining the England group for their upcoming fixtures, according to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

Saka was ruled out of his team’s 1-0 Premier League victory over champions Manchester City on Sunday due to a hamstring injury.

England will play Australia on October 13, followed by a European Championship qualification against Italy four days later.

“No, he will not make it,” Arteta stated after the game on Sunday. “He has not trained for a single session.”

While Arteta would not speculate on the length of Saka’s absence, he did say, “He is not available to play football at the moment.”

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Saka’s absence on Sunday halted Arteta’s streak of 87 straight Premier League games with the 22-year-old winger.

He has been hampered by hamstring problems in recent weeks, limping off during Arsenal’s 2-1 Champions League loss at Lens on Tuesday and was substituted in last weekend’s win at Bournemouth.

Despite England’s ability to qualify for next summer’s European Championship during this international break, England manager Gareth Southgate stated last Thursday that he would not take any risks with Saka.

“We have the responsibility of qualifying for the country, but I’ve played.” “I’ve never put a player’s physical well-being at risk, and I never will,” Southgate added.

“They [Premier League clubs] have trust in us that we make decisions that are right for the long term whenever we can.”

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