19 Mar 2022 | 09:20
Emile Smith Rowe’s rise from Arsenal youth ranks
Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have all been named by coach Gareth Southgate for this national team gathering. If Saka is no longer a stranger to “selected rice”, the remaining 3 names do not have many opportunities to show themselves in the colors of the Three Lions.
This is a completely deserved achievement, because they are the mainstay of Arsenal’s strong revival this season. Before suffering a 0-2 defeat in the middle of the week when facing Liverpool, the Gunners had a 5-match winning streak in the Premier League, climbing in a row to 4th place.
Recently, coach Mikel Arteta shared: ” Very happy, I am really happy , especially for the boys because they deserve to be there.
They work so hard and I know what it means to represent their country. As a club, I think the whole team has to be very proud that our players are on the front lines and in the spotlight. It’s been a while since that happened so I think that’s a good sign.”
When asked if Ramsdale was England’s best goalkeeper, Arteta said: “He was there and now he’s going to fight for a place. Aaron will try hard because it’s one of his dreams. And then it will be up to the coaching staff and the coach to decide if he is number one or not.”