“He’s been on facetime with Kim Kardashian, he don’t want us anymore!”
Declan Rice was quick to mention Bukayo Saka’s viral FaceTime call with Kim Kardashian when the Arsenal forward arrived at St George’s Park for international duty.
On Monday morning, the Three Lions squad arrived at England’s base for the first time in 2023 ahead of their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
And after walking through the reception area with his suitcase and rucksack, the in-form Saka was given an entertaining welcome by international teammates Rice and Luke Shaw.
West Ham midfielder Rice can be heard saying: “He’s been on FaceTime with Kim Kardashian, bruv. He doesn’t want us anymore.”
Saka replies: “Do you want me to say hello to you or not, bro?” before the pair finally rekindled their bromance.
Last week, Saka decided to FaceTime Kim Kardashian’s son and his group of friends after Arsenal’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Sporting CP in the Europa League last-16 .
Kardashian, the American reality star with 348 million followers on Instagram [not bad ey], made a surprise appearance at the Emirates on Thursday night with her seven-year-old son, Saint.
📸| Kim Kardashian on IG: “The boy’s favourite player for Arsenal, Bukayo Saka.” #afc pic.twitter.com/W1DUs3Lolm
— Arsenal Buzz (@ArsenalBuzzCom) March 17, 2023
She watched from the stands as Mikel Arteta’s side were knocked out on spot-kicks.
And during the tense shoot-out, Kardashian showed her support for England international Bukayo Saka, cheering his well-taken effort that beat Sporting goalkeeper Antonio Adan.
Arsenal crashed out of the competition but Kardashian’s son, Saint, seemed to enjoy what will no doubt be a core memory for the youngster.
In fact, on Friday afternoon, things got even more special for the seven-year-old when Saka called him on FaceTime.
“Sorry I missed you guys yesterday,” he said. “They said you were at the players lounge. I had a shirt for you!”
One of Saint’s friends then said they would come back IF they win the Premier League – a statement that was hilariously corrected by those in the room. “No, when!” they laughed.
England will face Italy on Thursday night in Naples before coming up against Ukraine on Sunday.