We received some exciting news on Thursday afternoon, as Gareth Southgate named four Gunners in his England squad for March’s upcoming friendlies.
Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have all been in exceptional form this season, guiding us up to fourth in the Premier League table - and Mikel Arteta couldn’t be more proud.
“I’m really happy, especially for the boys because they deserve to be there,” said our head coach during Friday’s pre-match press conference.
“They work so hard and I know how much it means for them to represent their country, and as a club I think we have to be very proud that our players are in the frontline and being noticed. It’s been a long time since that happened so I think it’s a good sign.”
“(It all comes down to) their efforts, how much they want it, obviously their quality, their ability, and then obviously what they’re doing performance wise to get the attention of the England manager.”
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