Bukayo Saka has not yet joined the England team in training due to a constant injury problem.
The 19-year-old was knocked out at half-time during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Tottenham in the North London derby earlier months, and then missed his last 16-game Europa League defeat to Olympiacos.
However, after responding positively to treatment, Saka considered himself capable enough to start a 3-3 draw with West Ham United on Sunday, where he played 74 minutes before being replaced by Nicolas Pepe.
It would now appear that the miracle worker suffered a setback after the FA announced that Saka had not yet joined Gareth Southgate’s team from England in St. Louis. George’s Park due to injury.
“#ThreeLions are in training, with 24 players involved,” they tweeted. “Marcus Rashford is sitting to continue his rehabilitation.
“While Bukayo Saka is still with his club for further assessments on the current issue, we hope to join the team later this week.”
Furthermore, it is understood that this is not a repetition of the same knee tendon problem that forced the 19-year-old to bounce off the Spurs and that both Arsenal and England are working together smoothly to resolve the situation.
But the injury is serious enough to prevent him from opening qualifying for the Three Lions World Cup against San Marino on Thursday night, but he still hopes Saka will be available for matches against Albania and Poland.
In this regard, Saka seems to have something else in mind – judging by the Instagram videos of Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman is one of several first-team players not called up for international duty and therefore continues to train at London’s Colney training base.
And as you can see in the picture above, Saka owes him money, as do Pablo Marie, Reiss Nelson and obviously Eddie Nketiah.
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In one of Lacazette’s Instagram stories, he has a simple three-word message for a young man from England.
“And my money,” he wrote with two emojis with a wink on his face.
It is unclear what this refers to, it seems that Lacazette will not let the matter rest for the time being.