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Bukayo Saka withdraws from England squad amidst injury concerns

Bukayo Saka injury. Supporters of Arsenal will share manager Mikel Arteta’s thinking, crossing their fingers that their players return from international duty in perfect health. The Gunners’ first match following the international break is a title match at the home of Manchester City, the current champions.

Arsenal will need to play at full strength to give the tormentors from last season as good of a game as possible, considering the importance of the match. Aaron Ramsdale and Declan Rice are both abroad on England duty. Both Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper David Raya and Norway’s captain Martin Odegaard are absent from international duty.

At this point in the season, any minor niggles or tweaks might cost Arsenal dearly as Arteta seeks to end the club’s long wait for its first league title since 2004. With that in mind, here are some of the top talking topics from the Emirates on Friday, March 22.

Bukayo Saka has departed the England camp as a precaution, raising concerns about his injury situation ahead of Arsenal’s demanding end to the season. The Gunners’ No. 7 will not feature in either of the upcoming friendlies against Brazil or Belgium. The FA confirmed the news with a brief statement that read:

Bukayo Saka has left the England camp and returned to his club for continued rehabilitation.

“The Arsenal forward reported to St. George’s Park with an injury and has been unable to participate in training. No further replacements are planned as a 25-man England squad continue their preparation for the forthcoming internationals with Brazil and Belgium.”

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