Mikel Arteta says that Bukayo Saka has yet to return to full training following his withdrawal from the England squad due to a hamstring strain.
The 19 year has been dealing with the issue for a few weeks now, and it looks as if his participation in this weekend’s Premier League encounter with Liverpool is in some doubt.
Asked for an update on his fitness, the Arsenal boss said, “Well he hasn’t trained with the team yet. He’s been doing some individual work. We had to pull him out of the England squad unfortunately.
“He’s feeling better, but he hasn’t trained with the team yet.”
Arteta also revealed that Emile Smith Rowe will be assessed after he was left out of England’s U21 European Championship defeat to Croatia.
“He has some discomfort in his hip, that’s why they kept him out,” he said.
“We’ll will see today how he comes, speak with the doctors and the physios see if he’ll be available for training tomorrow.”
As for the rest, it’s a case of fingers crossed, but so far it seems there haven’t been any reports of injuries.
“Well, there’s still a lot I haven’t seen yet,” said Arteta. “We will see them this afternoon, assess the squad tomorrow, see how everybody’s feeling, and make some decisions.
“But so far, no big news.”