Arsenal Forward Steps Up To England Squad

Last updated : 09 November 2021 By Three Lions

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Emile Smith Rowe has been added to the senior squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino after Gareth Southgate lost the services of Marcus Rashford and James Ward-Prowse.

Rashford is staying with Manchester United during the international window in a bid to regain full fitness while Southampton man Ward-Prowse is ruled out through illness.

Mason Mount has undergone dental surgery and he is yet to join up with the squad while Luke Shaw is also being monitored as part of concussion protocols after being taken off in the Manchester derby.

In-form Smith Rowe has played a key role in Arsenal's impressive resurgence of recent weeks and steps up from the Under-21 squad for England's final fixtures of 2021.

Southgate's side require a maximum of four points from the two games to ensure qualification for the 2022 World Cup.