Roy Hodgson has named Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck in his England squad for upcoming friendly games with Germany and Holland.
The Three Lions travel to Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday, 26 May before hosting the Dutch at Wembley three days later.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) and Jack Wilshere (all over) are currently sidelined by injury although Hodgson said two weeks ago at a UEFA workshop that he’s not ruling either Gunner out of the running for a place in his squad for EURO 2016.
Kieran Gibbs, whose game time this season has been limited, has been dropped. Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand have been called up as left-back options instead.
On Wilshere, who is yet to play for Arsenal this season, Hodgson said: “We’re monitoring Jack, who’s making very good progress, but I have to accept that, for these games in March, we won’t have him. Hopefully by May, when I really have to make a decision, he’ll be available for selection.”
At under-21 level, Gareth Southgate has called up Isaac Hayden, on loan at Hull, for the first time. The midfielder is joined by fellow Tigers-loanee, Chuba Akpom, as well as Calum Chambers.
On his reasons for selecting Hayden, Southgate said: “He has played at quite a number of levels for us. I have seen him play quite a few times with Hull and he has done a reliable job with them. He can play in a variety of different positions.He is a good character which is important to us.”