Bukayo Saka is still yet to join up with the England squad for training due to an ongoing injury problem.
The 19-year-old came off at half-time during Arsenal‘s 2-1 victory over Tottenham in the North London Derby earlier in the month and subsequently missed the Europa League last-16 second leg loss at the hands of Olympiacos.
Now though it would appear that the wonderkid has suffered a setback after the FA announced that Saka still hasn’t joined up with Gareth Southgate‘s England squad at St. George’s Park due to the injury.
“The #ThreeLions are out at training, with 24 players involved,” they said in a tweet. “Marcus Rashford sits out to continue his rehabilitation.
“While Bukayo Saka is still with his club for further assessment on an on-going issue but it is hoped he will join up with the squad later this week.”
Furthermore, it is understood that this is not a recurrence of the same hamstring problem that forced the 19-year-old off against Spurs and that both Arsenal and England are cooperating smoothly to manage the situation.
But the injury is serious enough to keep him out of the Three Lions’ opening World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Thursday night, but it is still hoped that Saka will be available for the games against Albania and Poland.
With that said, Saka appears to have something else on his mind – judging by Alexandre Lacazette‘s Instagram videos.
The Frenchman is one of several first-team players not called up for international duty and is therefore still training at the London Colney training base.
And as seen in the image above, he is owed money by Saka – as well as Pablo Mari, Reiss Nelson, and apparently Eddie Nketiah.
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In one of Lacazette’s Instagram stories, he has a simple three-word message for the England youngster.
“My money too,” he wrote alongside two winky face emojis.
It is unclear as to what this is in reference to, it seems that Lacazette won’t be letting the matter rest for the time being.