Gareth Southgate has handed Emile Smith Rowe his first call-up to the England senior squad with Marcus Rashford, James Ward-Prowse pulled, Mason Mount and Luke Shaw sidelined by various injuries and ailments.
The 21-year-old midfielder got the nod last night just hours after scoring Arsenal’s winner against Watford; his fourth goal of the season.
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Smith Rowe has played for England at every age group since he was 15, was part of the under-17 squad became World Champions in 2017 and moves up to the seniors having made two appearances for the under-21s.
Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka are also in the mix for the matches against Albania and San Marino. A win on Friday can seal England a place at Qatar 2022.
Novo nome na lista: Gabriel Magalhães! 📋🇧🇷
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In more good news for our players, Gabriel Magalhaes has earned his first selection for the Brazil national team who face Colombia and Argentina next week. The centre-back is another who benefits from an injury to a compatriot with Benfica’s Lucas Veríssimo sidelined.
Congratulations to both. Don’t you dare get injured.
ARSENAL’S FIRST TEAM NOVEMBER INTERLULLERS
Bernd Leno – Germany
Aaron Ramsdale – England
Karl Hein – Estonia injured
Kieran Tierney – Scotland
Takehiro Tomiyasu – Japan
Gabriel Magalhaes – Brazil
Nuno Tavares – Portugal under-21s
Sead Kolasinac – Bosnia & Herzegovina
Thomas Partey – Ghana (TBC)
Bukayo Saka – England
Martin Odegaard – Norway
Emile Smith Rowe – England
Albert Lokonga – Belgium
Mo Elneny – Egypt
Nicolas Pepe – Ivory Coast
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon
Flo Balogun – England under-21s