Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale have been called up to the England squad for upcoming internationals agains Andorra and Hungary.
Gareth Southgate’s side travel to the principality on Saturday October 9th, having beaten the minnows 4-0 earlier this month. Then they host Hungary at Wembley, who they also beat 4-0 at the start of September.
For Ramsdale, it’s a reward for ousting Bernd Leno from the first team, and helping the Gunners win three Premier League games in a row. Saka is just too good to leave out, and he’ll take his goal and assist against Sp*rs, and hopefully some more end-product against Brighton at the weekend, into this game.
However, despite media speculation – so much so that Mikel Arteta was asked about it at his press conference this afternoon – there was no place for Ben White in the squad, so he’ll have to face his former club on Saturday knowing he has more work to do to fulfil his international ambitions.
Southgate explained that the 23 year is still a player very much on his radar, saying, “Ben performed well against Sp*rs at the weekend. He’s still settling into a new club. He’s definitely a player we are monitoring closely. He’s heading in a good direction. He’s got a lot of attributes we like.
“He’d have been very close to this squad as well.”
Southgate on Ben White: "Ben performed well against #thfc at the weekend. Still settling into a new club. He's definitely a player we are monitoring closely. He's heading in a good direction. He's got a lot of attributes we like. He'd have been very close to this squad as well."
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) September 30, 2021