Bukayo Saka arrives for England duty despite Mikel Arteta ruling Arsenal star OUT of international double-header | The Sun
BUKAYO SAKA has reported for England duty despite concerns about his fitness.
The winger missed Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Manchester City yesterday due to a hamstring issue.
After the win, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta claimed he was not fit enough to represent the Three Lions this week.
The Spaniard said: "No, he will not make it. He has not trained for a single session.
"He is not available to play football at the moment."
However, Saka turned up at England training ahead of games against Australia and Italy.
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Gareth Southgate said last week: "I've never ever taken a risk on a player's physical wellbeing, and nor would I."
Saka strolled into St George's Park alongside the likes of club team-mates Aaron Ramsdale and Declan Rice.
The midfielder warmly greeted North London rival James Maddison with a big hug.
Recalled duo Jarrod Bowen and Ollie Watkins were also all smiles as they arrived at England's base.
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Both have enjoyed stunning starts to the Premier League season with West Ham and Aston Villa, respectively.
England first face the Aussies at Wembley on Friday night in a friendly.
They then welcome Italy on Tuesday next week as they look to qualify for the Euros next summer.
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