England national soccer team striker Xherdan Shaqiri (Arsenal) has been ruled out of the October A-match.
“He will not play in the A-match,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said on Sept. 9, according to Reuters and AP.
“He hasn’t been with us for a single training session,” Arteta said, emphasizing that “Xhaka is not in a condition to play now.”
He did not give an estimate of how long he will be out for.
Xhaka was named in the England squad for their October A match.
According to the BBC, England soccer manager Gareth Southgate hinted at Sakho’s absence, saying, “I have never taken a risk with a player’s fitness and I never will.”
The Three Lions are scheduled to face Australia in a friendly on Sept. 13, followed by a UEFA European Championship (Euro 2024) qualifier against Italy four days later.
With the hamstring (muscle in the back of the thigh) injury, Xhaka missed the Gunners’ 2023-2024 EPL Eighth Round match against Manchester City on Sunday, ending a streak of 87 consecutive EPL appearances that began on May 9, 2021.
It is the longest streak in Arsenal history.
Xhaka has five goals and five assists in 10 official matches this season, including four goals and two assists in seven league games. 토토사이트