Four Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool stars who may be snubbed from England World Cup squad

Ben White

The Arsenal star’s omission from the latest England squad came as something of a surprise, given that the Three Lions are hardly brimming with top-quality centre-backs. White has four caps to his name and the versatility to play in the middle of defence, on the right-hand side or in a defensive midfield role, making Southgate’s snub even more of a head-scratcher. 

The latest selection includes Harry Maguire, who has been dropped by Manchester United, and John Stones, who is struggling for regular game time at Manchester City. Southgate has built a reputation as a manager who likes to stick with his tried and trusted players, which could cost White his chance to feature at the World Cup.