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Arsenal defender ruled out of England squad through injury

Arsenal defender Ben White has withdrawn from the England squad due to injury and will continue his rehabilitation with his club.

White was one of three Gunners who earned the call-up for England’s four June fixtures with Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale also making Gareth Southgate’s squad. The Three Lions’ 2022/23 campaign gets underway next month as they take on Hungary (twice), Germany and Italy.

The official England Football website confirmed that White has been ruled out of next month’s fixtures after withdrawing from the squad through injury.

A brief statement read: “Ben White will no longer report for England duty due to injury.

“The Arsenal defender was named in Gareth Southgate’s 27-man selection last week but will continue his rehabilitation with his club.”

White, though, will not be a part of a hectic two weeks of international football, it has been confirmed.

White, 24, was initially named in Gareth Southgate’s 27-man selection for their Uefa Nations League games.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will arrive on Tuesday after playing in the Champions League final, as will Raheem Sterling, Kieran Trippier and James Ward-Prowse.

England face Hungary away on Saturday and also take on Germany and Italy.

Mikel Arteta will be hoping that White, who was such a big part of the Gunners’ defensive improvement last season, will be ready to go for the start of pre-season where they tour the United States in July, take on Everton, Orlando City and Chelsea in the space of a week.

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