Breaking: Emile Smith Rowe rewarded with first England senior call up


Emile Smith Rowe has received his first call up to the England senior team, with the Arsenal attacker promoted from the Under-21s for the World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino.

The Hale End graduate, who scored the only goal in yesterday’s Premier League win over Watford at Emirates Stadium, has been rewarded for his fine club form with a place in Gareth Southgate’s group, joining clubmates Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka in the 22-man squad that is seeking to confirm the national team’s place at next year’s tournament in Qatar.

An FA statement said: “The Arsenal forward arrived at St. George’s Park on Monday having initially been scheduled to join the MU21s in Burnley. However, Marcus Rashford, James Ward-Prowse, Mason Mount and Luke Shaw have not reported for international duty.

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“Rashford will remain with Manchester United in order to concentrate on regaining full fitness while Ward-Prowse is ruled out of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers through illness. Mount’s arrival has been delayed due to recent dental surgery and he will continue to be monitored in the coming days, as will Shaw who is currently following concussion protocol at his club.”

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Source by Football London

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