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Five Gunners in England squad

Lianne Sanderson in action for England

Five Arsenal Ladies players have been named in the England squad for their friendly against China.

Siobhan Chamberlain, Alex Scott, Casey Stoney, Jordan Nobbs and Lianne Sanderson all retain their places in Mark Sampson’s side for the friendly at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium on Thursday, April 9.

"This match is the last time we get the group together before we select the final 23-player squad for the World Cup,” Sampson said.

“It’s a crucial camp and gives the players the chance to really stake a claim for a seat on the plane to Canada.

“We have a number of players in good form so I am expecting training to be intense and the element of competition within the group to be at its maximum.”

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal), Carly Telford (Notts County)

Defenders: Anita Asante (FC Rosengard), Laura Bassett (Notts County), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Notts County), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Casey Stoney (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Katie Chapman (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Birmingham City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool)

Forwards: Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Jess Clarke (Notts County), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Reading), Lianne Sanderson (Arsenal), Jodie Taylor (Portland Thorns), Ellen White (Notts County)

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