Emile Smith Rowe has been called up to the senior England squad after a number of players reported fitness concerns and Gabriel has been called up by the senior Brazil squad.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal scores their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal scores their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

There was much grumbling amongst Arsenal fans when Emile Smith Rowe was excluded from the England squad for the current international break, but the midfielder has been rewarded for his excellent season with a call up, following doubts over a number of players.

Marcus Rashford, James Ward-Prowse, Mason Mount and Luke Shaw have all failed to report due to various issues, according to reports.

Rashford and Ward-Prowse have withdrawn while Mason Mount has not yet joined up due to dental surgery and Luke Shaw is delayed due to concussion protocol.

Smith Rowe scored the winner for Arsenal on Sunday against Watford, becoming only the fourth Arsenal player aged 21 or under to score in three Premier League games in a row(e) (the others being Nicolas Anelka, Jose Antonio Reyes and Cesc Fabregas).

In total, he has five goals this season in 13 games, as well as two assists.

England play Albania on Friday night before a game against San Marino on Monday.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after his sides victory in the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after his sides victory in the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Gabriel, meanwhile, has seen his excellent form rewarded with a senior call-up with Brazil:

He has been called up after an injury to Lucas Verissimo.

Brazil play Colombia on Friday and then face Argentina on Tuesday, 16 November.