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.
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.
Emile Smith Rowe has been called up to the England squad. Throughly deserved.
— Simon Collings (@sr_collings) November 8, 2021
And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it
I li-li-like it, li-li-li
Here we go, Saka and Emile Smith Rowe pic.twitter.com/VQR0aFa4Qg
— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) October 30, 2021
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Rashford and Ward-Prowse have withdrawn while Mason Mount has not yet joined up due to dental surgery and Luke Shaw is delayed due to concussion protocol.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.
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.