‘Wow’ ‘I Hope It’s Nothing Serious’ Fans Worried As Arsenal Ace Suffers Injury Setback

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has withdrawn from the England squad for the friendlies against Brazil and Belgium.

The 22-year-old has returned to his club as a precaution with the aim of continuing his rehabilitation ahead of the crucial Premier League clash against Manchester City.

While some fans on X are happy that Saka’s fitness won’t be risked on international duty, many are concerned about whether he will be available for the trip to the Etihad on Sunday week:

Saka has just over a week to recover

At this stage, it is not known what type of injury the forward has picked up. You would suspect it is some sort of muscular problem going by England’s reluctance to take a chance on him in friendly matches.

Saka has picked up plenty of knocks this season already but he is pretty resilient, having only missed one game. Ironically, though, that was the first game versus City back in early October.

An Arsenal injury update

Both Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly against QPR on Thursday. The pair remained with the Gunners (rather than going away with their country) to work on their fitness following recent injuries.

However, there is no sign of Gabriel (Achilles) and Gabriel Martinelli (foot) returning to action, with the two Brazilians seemingly in a race against time to be fit for the City match, along with Saka.

Watch the Chris Wheatley Show on Shots! TV as Chris discusses Ben White’s England decision, Gabriel Martinelli’s injury and previews the Manchester City fixture

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.