Video: Gareth Southgate explains Arsenal’s call-ups & snubs

Gareth Southgate opted to leave both Ben White and Emile Smith Rowe out of his England squad for November, with Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale making the cut.

It cannot have been an easy decision to leave out the pair who have been thoroughly impressive so far this season, especially with the midfielder having earned a place in the Team of the Month for October after a string of top performances.

The Three Lions boss has explained that the midfielder was close however, but admits that part of the problem with calling him up would be to later integrate him back into the U21 side.

Do players struggle to motivate themselves for the youth sides after having been called up to the senior side? Does Smith Rowe deserve to be ahead of some of the current England squad?


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  1. Not bothered about England or any of the international sides Club comes before country always I’m English and supported Arsenal for fifty years never once during that time been at all remotely interested in England’s national side and always glad when and which they do and will continue to flop in tournaments

    1. international call up can benifits players…..Especially the younger ones …..But the darkside is the injuries sustained during these duties

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