The FA have confirmed that Rob Holding and Calum Chambers have both been called-up to England’s under-21 squad for the forthcoming Euro Qualifying game against Norway next month.
Gareth Southgate played the two centre-backs alongside each other at the Toulon tournament earlier in the summer before the two renewed their partnership at domestic level when Arsenal played Liverpool on the opening day of the season.
Holding retained his place for the second game of the season against Leicester when he was paired with Laurent Koscielny.
It remains to be seen whether Chambers stays at Arsenal this season with rumours circulating that the £16 million signing from Southampton could be loaned out to gain further first team experience.
England under-21 squad
Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Manchester City), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland), Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday)
Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Brendan Galloway (West Bromwich Albion, loan from Everton), Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Rob Holding (Arsenal), Mason Holgate (Everton), Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Matt Targett (Southampton)
Midfielders: Lewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United), Will Hughes (Derby County), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), John Swift (Reading), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Forwards: Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Dominic Solanke (Chelsea), Duncan Watmore (Sunderland)