Mikel Arteta has said Bukayo Saka will not join the England team after missing Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday owing to injury.


The 22-year-old suffered a slight hamstring strain in the Gunners’ midweek Champions League defeat to Lens and was unable to make the matchday squad as Arteta’s side secured their first victory over City since January 2015.


England boss, Gareth Southgate, called up Saka on Thursday for this month’s friendly against Australia and subsequent Euro 2024 qualifier with Italy – both at Wembley – and was expected to report to St George’s Park on Monday.


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