Gareth Southgate explains why he has snubbed Ben White again

Ben White is one of the England players who gets plenty of playing time at his club, yet he has been snubbed for selection by the national team for some time.

Naturally, this has left some fans curious about why he continues to be omitted from the Three Lions squad.

Gareth Southgate named three Arsenal players in his latest England squad for the November international matches, and White was missing again.

The England manager was asked why the Arsenal star could not make the squad, and he said, as quoted by the Daily Mail:

‘I assume (he’s up for selection). Ben’s been very solid for Arsenal this season. He is a different profile of fullback, a centre-back playing at full-back.

‘He’s doing a good job for his club; he’s just behind a couple of others in the reckoning at the moment.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

White has been superb for us and it is baffling that he does not get chances to play for the England national team as much as should be the case.

However, it is also a blessing in disguise for us because he gets to rest for two weeks and when club football returns, he will be refreshed enough to help us.

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  1. Don’t rate Southgate as a manager to be honest. Clearly has a preference and a biast and doesn’t pick based on skill and merit.

    White was probs the best RB last season and clearly does a immense job with Saka.

    Ramsdale is the best keeper and pick Ford is trash.

    Sterling more than anyone should be in the team based on past performance.

    Harry maguire is a sodding liability mate.

    Probs alot more to talk about but those are my main gripes. Atkeast he is not tryna shoe horn kai haveretz into the team aye

  2. If I were Ben White, but he’s not me Samuel.
    Notwithstanding, I am urging him not to worry about his not getting a call up for the upcoming 3Lions duties by the England national team manager Gareth Southgate. His time will retinue to him when he’ll again get a call up for the 3Lions assignments.
    If at all White is unhappy over it, let him cheer up to feel good.
    And feel good to focus on the next Arsenal Epl home match against Burnley tomorrow Saturday. A match in which it is expected of him in game defending to help the Gunners defend stoutly and wallop the Clarets 7 goals to nil at full–time of the match.
    And thus massively improved on their current plus 13 goals difference on the chart taking it to plus 20. But if the Gunners achieved the 7 goals scoring feast or more against the all sorts of Clarets team in the match. And did not concede any to them in it.

  3. Benny Blanco has played in all Arsenal epl games this season, scoring once and keeping 5 clean sheets. Yet he’s behind a couple others in the reckoning. Southgate is smoking something bad.

  4. Even though he’s been outstanding for us for the last two seasons, didn’t he and Southgate have some kind of falling out a couple of years ago when he suddenly left the England squad for reasons that haven’t been explained yet?

  5. “Snub” is media speak, and Southgate didn’t once use it once in his explanation of why White doesn’t get selected.

  6. Something definitely happened behind the scenes when White left the squad last time he was called…not sure he is coming back as long as Southgate remains England Coach.

  7. Southgate is clearly lying. He didn’t even know if he’s available for selection – “I assume so”!

    International managers agonise over every pick for a World Cup; they don’t just let a player leave early on a whim. Yet we have no official word beyond ‘personal reasons’. Clearly something happened at the World Cup and Southgate will never pick him again.

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