With the international break coming up, we are starting to get call-ups from the national sides. Three Arsenal players have been called up for England duty, although Kieran Gibbs is the only player to make it into the senior squad (via the BBC).
Calum Chambers and on-loan striker Chuba Akpom have been named in the U21 side (via The FA), with the rest of Arsenal’s English contingent missing out through injury.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, and Jack Wilshere are all set to miss the international break because of injury (via Arsenal.com), with the latter pair set to be out of action for quite some time.
It’s good that for once there is very little risk of our stars getting injured on international duty, but not great that the reason for their exclusion is that they are already injured.
Hopefully the likes of the Ox and Walcott are able to use the break to speed their recovery, and return to action as soon as possible.
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Gibbs has an excellent chance of starting at least one of the games, but will be contending with Ryan Bertrand for a starting spot.
Here’s the full England squad:
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)
Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfielders : Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Forwards : Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)