Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been forced to leave England camp.
Saka is now isolating from the rest of the squad at St. George’s Park since Wednesday and has now returned home.
“Bukayo Saka has left the England camp having tested positive for COVID-19,” a statement from the club read.
England has confirmed no further replacements are planned with a squad of 24 in place for the forthcoming fixtures against Switzerland, an Alzheimer’s Society International, on Saturday 26 March and Côte d’Ivoire on Tuesday 29 March at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been called into the England squad. The 34-year-old returns to the Three Lions fold following the withdrawal of Sam Johnstone through illness. Forster has six caps to his name with his last involvement in a squad coming in October 2017.
I am gutted to withdraw from @england camp but I have tested positive for Covid-19 and I will be isolating until I am negative.
I’ll be supporting the boys from home this weekend and I can’t wait to be being back doing what I love soon 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/w4QrIy6IDe
— Bukayo Saka (@BukayoSaka87) March 24, 2022