Arsenal 17-year-old James Sweet is the latest player to swap the England youth teams for another country, Wales in this case.

ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND: James Sweet of Arsenal controls the ball during the FA Youth Cup 3rd Round match between Rotherham United U18 and Arsenal U18 at AESSEAL New York Stadium on December 15, 2020 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND: James Sweet of Arsenal controls the ball during the FA Youth Cup 3rd Round match between Rotherham United U18 and Arsenal U18 at AESSEAL New York Stadium on December 15, 2020 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Wales confirmed their u19 call-ups for a friendly tournament in September, and Arsenal’s James Sweet made the list.

Sweet had recently featured for the England u17s in February 2020, though he has also represented Wales at younger age groups in the past. Regardless, it looks as though he’s now set to rejoin the Welsh national youth setup for the upcoming international break.

It’s never uncommon for Arsenal to have youth players with decisions to make on their international futures. Just recently we had England u18 international Hubert Graczyk accepting a Poland u19 call-up, and England-eligible Marcelo Flores is deciding between Mexico and Canada.

There are plenty of other examples over the years, and it always comes down to the player’s personal decision in the end. For now, it looks as if Sweet is edging towards Wales.

The Wales u19s will face Croatia (1st September, 16:00), Austria (4th September, 11:00), and Turkey (7th September, 15:30) in the upcoming event. Good luck to James!

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