EPL Arsenal star to replace Chelsea’s Reece James in England World Cup squad. Ben White of Arsenal is expected to be chosen to England’s FIFA World Cup team in 2022 after Chelsea’s Reece James said he will miss the competition in Qatar due to injury.
James revealed that he is “devastated” to not make England’s World Cup team on Wednesday.
James has been left out of Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England roster.
Midway through October, James, who was vying to be the Three Lions’ first-choice right-back, suffered a knee injury.
The 22-year-old claimed that as soon as he sustained the injury, he realized it would be challenging to heal and rejoin the England team.
Nevertheless, the Daily Telegraph reports that White may make Southgate’s World Cup roster unexpectedly now that James has said he won’t be playing.
As a right-back and center-half alternative, White has demonstrated this season under Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal.
According to the source, James Maddison of Leicester City is most likely to be left out of the England World Cup team, and Marcus Rashford of Manchester United is expected to be brought back.