Arsenal trio called up for England's Euro 2024 squad

Saka, Rice and Ramsdale called up for Euro 2024

Arsenal trio called up for England's Euro 2024 squad

Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice and Aaron Ramsdale have all been called-up for Euro 2024.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed the Gunners talented trio will be on the plane to Germany after being confirmed in the squad for the tournament.

Southgate has cut established stars Jack Grealish, Harry Maguire and James Maddison from his initial 33-man preliminary squad, while Curtis Jones, Jarell Quansah, Jarrad Branthwite and James Trafford also miss out.

The Three Lions will cap their preparations for the eagerly-awaited tournament with a friendly vs Iceland at Wembley Stadium on Friday evening.

Saka will be set to add to his 32 caps (11 goals) for his country, while Rice completed a half-century of caps when Southgate awarded the £105m midfielder the captain's armband for the first time, against Belgium at the national stadium back in March.

Ramsdale has made four appearances for England, with the last coming against Scotland last September, shortly before David Raya assumed the role of No1 keeper for Arsenal.

England will attempt to go one step further than the previous European Championships and claim their first major honour in 58 years, starting with a game against Serbia on Sunday, June 16.

Four days later they face Denmark in Frankfurt - who they beat in the semi-finals of Euro 2020 - before the group stage ends with a match against Benjamin Šeško's Slovenia five days later in Cologne. 

England eased through the qualifying stages unbeaten, with Saka grabbing four goals in seven appearances, including a hat-trick against North Macedonia at Old Trafford last June. While Rice played in all eight qualifiers, scoring his third international goal during the victory in Italy in March 2023.

Gareth Southgate's full England squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).

Defenders: Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United), Declan Rice (Arsenal), Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), Cole Palmer (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).

England fixtures

Sunday, June 16

Serbia v England - Gelsenkirchen | 8pm

Thursday, June 20

Denmark v England - Frankfurt | 5pm

Tuesday, June 25 - England v SloveniaCologne | 8pm

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