Aaron Ramsdale ‘buzzing’ for Ben White and reveals how Arsenal stars found out about England World Cup call-ups for 2022 squad

    Aaron Ramsdale revealed his delight that Arsenal teammate Ben White earned a place in England’s World Cup squad.

    Gareth Southgate has called up three Gunners stars to the tournament in Qatar, with Ramsdale also on the plane along with Bukayo Saka – and the goalkeeper found out about his pals’ place in the squad before he discovered he was in the team.

    Ramsdale and White have made it into Southgate’s final 26

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    Ramsdale and White have made it into Southgate’s final 26

    As has Gunners forward Saka

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    As has Gunners forward Saka

    Ramsdale and Saka were part of the Three Lions squad at Euro 2020 but it’s a first international tournament call-up for White, though Ramsdale insists it’s fully deserved.

    “I found out today at about ten to 12, we got a text from Emily, our player liaison,” Ramsdale told Drive.

    “I actually found out that Ben was in the group first and we were all buzzing for him and it kind of filtered through that me and Bukayo were in as well.

    “The first reaction was we were just buzzing for Ben White.”

    “He’s been really impressive,” Ramsdale continued. “Right-back is not his main position but it’s one which he’s excelling in at the moment.

    “Obviously there are a few injuries there in the group at the moment and him playing so well for Arsenal has helped him.

    White is a centre-back by trade but has been playing at right-back all season

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    White is a centre-back by trade but has been playing at right-back all season

    “I’m made up for him because he shows what type of player he is… he’ll give his all in any position and dedicate himself to it as well.”

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