Michael Owen names only one Arsenal star in his England starting XI for Euro 2024

Arsenal has some of the best England players in their current squad, and we know at least two who can start for the Three Lions at Euro 2024.

Mikel Arteta’s side just finished the Premier League season only two points behind the champions, Manchester City.

This shows that they have some of the best players in every position in their squad, and the Arsenal stars should be starters for their countries at Euro 2024.

Declan Rice, Aaron Ramsdale, and Bukayo Saka are expected to make the final England squad for the competition.

Rice and Saka should easily be in England’s starting XI for the games in Germany, but Michael Owen picked only Rice in his preferred starting XI for England.

The former striker was speaking on TNT and said:

‘So I go, Pickford in goal. Kyle Walker at right-back. Luke Shaw at left-back, if he’s fit. John Stones and Harry Maguire at centre-half. 

‘Declan Rice as the six. Foden and Bellingham in-front of him. I’ve got to find a place for Cole Palmer. 

‘I’d put Palmer as my right-sider. I’m going to put Anthony Gordon as my left-sider. And Harry Kane up front’.

This caused a lot of disagreement on X, with most fans wondering why England would start Gordon over Saka, at least one supporter said decisions like this is why England cannot win a major tournament.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Everyone in England will start Saka over Gordon, and we expect Southgate to pick the Gunners star over the Newcastle man.

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  1. Don’t mind Owen, sometimes his analysis is wayward!. How can you pick Gordon over Saka.
    I don’t really fancy his analysis anyway.

  2. I think Saka and Gordon may well start on the wings and hopefully Foden will be given the number 10 role where he has excelled for City.Cole-Palmer may have to settle for a place on the bench despite his excellent form for Chelsea.The matter of real concern for me is the dearth of left backs and if Shaw is not fit this could be England’s achilles heel as the prospect of the likes of Trippier at left back will severely weaken the team as far as attacking down the left flank is concerned.He is so limited in that position his selection amazes me as he has been poor for Newcastle at RB imo.Maguire is another weak link who could well be exploited by the opposition.Basically I am not particularly optimistic for the prospects of England or unfortunately Scotland in Euro 24.

    1. Saka doesn’t play on the left side so I don’t get the argument and he will almost certainly start on the right in my opinion, but that’s all it is, an opinion, ask 10 people for their best line up and they will all be different. By the way, Owen was a brilliant England striker, one of the best, scoring 40 goals in 89 appearances.

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