Emile Smith Rowe: Arsenal forward called up to England squad for World Cup qualifiers

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Emile Smith Rowe scored in his three previous league games against Watford and Leicester.

Emile Smith Rowe, Arsenal forward, has been called up to England's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino.

Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Mason Mount from Manchester United - as well as James Ward-Prowse and James Ward-Prowse – have not reported to international duty.

Ward-Prowse from Southampton is ill. Rashford, who has just returned from a shoulder injury, will be focusing on his fitness.

Dental surgery has delayed the arrival of Chelsea's Mount.

After being replaced in the Manchester derby, Defender Shaw has been following concussion protocol.

There is plenty of competition for England squad spots - Southgate

Smith Rowe, a 21-year-old England Under-21 international, has impressed Arsenal this season and has scored in three of his previous Premier League matches.

This is his first call-up to Gareth Southgate’s senior squad.

England will play Albania at Wembley Friday, before finishing their qualifying campaign away from San Marino on November 15.

To qualify for Qatar 2022, they must earn four points in those games.