Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka have been selected by England for upcoming EURO 2024 qualifiers with Malta and North Macedonia but Ben White misses out.
The Three Lions travel to Malta on 16 June and then host North Macedonia at Old Trafford three days later. Once that’s done and dusted our keeper and winger can enjoy a well-earned rest.
Here we go.
Your #ThreeLions squad for June! 🏴
— England (@England) May 24, 2023
Earlier in the season, Saka joked about spending the whole summer sleeping. It’s little surprise, if he features against Wolves on Sunday, he’ll be the first Arsenal outfield player in over 30 years to play every league game two campaigns running.
Should he feature against Wolves, Bukayo Saka will become the first player to not miss a single game in back-to-back league campaigns for #Arsenal since David Seaman (1990-91 & 1991-92) and the first outfield player to do so for the club since Lee Dixon (1989-90 & 1990-91).
— Harvey Downes (@HarveyDownes92) May 23, 2023
The Times reported that White might get a surprise recall from Gareth Southgate but it hasn’t materialised.
The right-back was named in the World Cup squad but returned home prematurely for personal reasons. Given he got hitched at the weekend, we suspect he’d rather go on his honeymoon anyway.
Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham United)
Forwards: Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (ex-Arsenal), James Maddison (Leicester City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United)
Meanwhile, Emile Smith Rowe has been called up to an England U21 training camp ahead of summer tournament later in the month. The final squad will be decided on June 14th.