Bukayo Saka makes provisional England squad ahead of Euro 2020 (in 2021)

Arsenal have just one player in the provisional England squad for the upcoming European Championships, with Bukayo Saka our only representative.

The 19 year-old missed their most recent set of fixtures through injury, but has been included in the initial 33-man squad ahead of the competition.

Gareth Southgate will have the tough job of cutting seven names from the current selection ahead of the June 1 deadline, although some of that decision could well be decided for him.

SkySports added that Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire and Kalvin Phillips have been nursing injuries in recent months, but have been included in the preliminary squad at present, with the manager refusing to rule them out at this stage.

Many of the squad will take up training in the coming days, while the players from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea will complete their Europa League and Champions League finals before joining the rest of the squad.

Bukayo Saka isn’t guaranteed a place in the final 26-man squad for the tournament, but I would be shocked if he wasn’t selected after his consistent performances for both club and country since breaking into the senior sides.

Should Emile Smith Rowe, Calum Chambers or Rob Holding have been considered this summer?

Patrick

Tags England Euro 2021

8 Comments

  1. MartinelliTheBench says:

    What is the purpose of a provisional squad before the final 26 man squad is announced I may ask?

    1. Lawrence says:

      I don’t understand too o

    2. Declan says:

      He’s picked a provisional squad rather than the final squad to cover for players possibly injured in the CL and EL finals. Once these finals are over he will pick his final squad.

      1. MartinelliTheBench says:

        Yeah I get that but why not just wait a few more days until after the finals? I’d think it would be quite distracting being a maybe for Euros while you are preparing for a final especially if you were hoping to be in and now you aren’t even in the squad.

        1. Declan says:

          I thought that too, seems a little odd.

  2. Son says:

    Smith Rowe’s time will come, he has great potential to become a future star, as for Holding and Chamber they are only good enough for a mid table team, i really don’t know what Arteta and Some Arsenal fans see in both of them, because clearly Southgate doesn’t even know of their existence.

    I would love england to go all the way and win it.

    1. zackson88 says:

      a serious team or coach could have replaced these average players

    2. Davi says:

      Disagree on Holding and Chambers. Holding is a perfectly capable CB – a bit limited, maybe, ideally not your No1 starter, but reliable and definitely a fine player for any squad.
      Chambers is looking more and more like a high quality fullback imo. Dangerous in attack, solid in defence and a great attitude.

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