Arsenal fans react as Ben White left out of England side, Fikayo Tomori comes in
Arsenal defender Ben White has been shunned by England boss Gareth Southgate in favour of Fikayo Tomori – and Gunners fans are shocked.
White, 23, was part of the England side that reached the final of Euro 2020 – after impressing in the two warm-up matches. He did not feature.
But it was a sign that White was on the fringes of becoming an England regular. He then moved to Arsenal from Brighton for a fee £50million fee.
A tricky start, which included a humbling loss to Brentford and a positive test saw pundits suggest that Arsenal had overpaid for the England man.
But since then, he has returned to help Arsenal win three consecutive Premier League games – including Sunday’s North London derby, 3-1.
But with England set to face Andorra and Hungary, Southgate chose to leave White out and instead – call-up AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori.
What are Arsenal fans saying about Ben White and his England axe?
It is harsh. White has been excellent in the last few games, but the difference is – is that Tomori has been superb for the entirety of 21-22 so far.
Not only that, but ex-Chelsea star Tomori is also impressing in the Champions League group stages. He sparkled against Atletico this week.
Tomori is deserving of a call-up and that means that White has missed out. White was absent from September’s squad, due to a positive test.
Wolves captain Conor Coady, Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings, and Manchester City ace John Stones have also been included in the latest squad.
Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that White has been omitted from the England squad – and simply cannot believe the decision.
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