Arsenal injury latest following Man City win as Bukayo Saka update emerges

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Latest Arsenal injury news as they head into the international break in good spirits

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has said Bukayo Saka won’t make England’s upcoming games. The winger missed the Gunners’ 1-0 win over Manchester City over the weekend.

The 22-year-old has a hamstring injury and wasn’t fit enough to feature at the Emirates Stadium. His side went on to secure an impressive three points without him in the end.

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Speaking ahead of the clash against the current champions, Arsenal manager Arteta said: “He felt something and then you are tempted to risk him, but he was unable to train yesterday so that put him out of the game straight away.

“It’s a blow not to have him but we have lost players in recent weeks and have adapted to it. He is a really important player, there is no question about that, but the team has to use the resources that we have to make it, even without him.”

He has since come out and said he won’t be able to play for his country during the international break: “No, he will not make it. He has not trained for a single session. He is not available to play football at the moment.”

England boss Gareth Southgate has weighed in and said: “We’ve got that responsibility of qualifying for the country, but I’ve been a player. I’ve never ever taken a risk on a player’s physical wellbeing, and nor would I.

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

In other Arsenal injury news, Thomas Partey, William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli all returned against City. The latter scored the winner via a big deflection near the end of the game.

Meanwhile, summer signing Jurrien Timber remains out of action on a long-term basis. He joined from Feyenoord in the last window.

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