The latest England squad has been released.
Gareth Southgate has named his latest England squad, with Arsenal and Liverpool fans taking to Twitter to express their rage at some high-profile omissions.
Reds duo Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been overlooked by Southgate due to not playing regularly for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and the England boss admitted Arsenal star Wilshere is out of the reckoning for the same reason.
Still, Wilshere remains a squad player at Arsenal, and Southgate said: ‘I don’t know how you get in an England squad if you’re not in the Arsenal team.’
The 25-year-old Gunners midfielder has had some decent cameos in Arsene Wenger’s side of late, but still seemingly not enough regular football to be considered for an international recall.
Usual suspects such as Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling are in, while surprise call-ups come to Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and a return after a four-year absence for Ashley Young.
Here’s the latest England squad in full…
Sturridge, Ox and Smalling dropped ? pic.twitter.com/mpa5UfcRIA
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) November 2, 2017
Still, with club loyalties so strong these days, fans of Liverpool and Arsenal have been beside themselves with anger at seeing their heroes snubbed for England’s upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.
No Wilshere loool fuck off Southgate.
— Mason (@MasonWebb14) November 2, 2017
I like the inclusion of some of the younger players (Abraham, RLC, Winks), don’t know why Lingard and Young are in there, no Wilshere is a joke, absolutely no creativity in our midfield at all https://t.co/mnBCJEgw8e
— sam (@afcsam_) November 2, 2017
How’s Ashley Young in there but still no Wilshere ?
— Ram (@_Ram98_) November 2, 2017
No Wilshere is just scandalous. Fair enough to try new players but surely if that’s the case someone like Lascelles warrants a spot? https://t.co/IANm4E6XeF
— Dan Godfrey (@dangodfrey_) November 2, 2017
Wow. No Oxlade-Chamberlain and no Sturridge in England squad.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 2, 2017
No sturridge in England squad what a joke
— Hazza Williams (@hazza_williams) November 2, 2017
— Ryan Smart (@RSSport2) November 2, 2017
A promising squad overall. Not entirely sure of his handling of Smalling, Chamberlain + Sturridge with a view towards the summer though. https://t.co/aS04P5gBLd
— Rowd (@RowdenJRSG) November 2, 2017