Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford and his Arsenal counterpart Bukayo Saka will play no further part in the remaining England qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in this international break after the two players failed to recover from their respective injuries. Saka and Rashford have both been sent back to their clubs in a bid to continue recuperating from their injuries ahead of the resumption of club football next month. The two players missed the thumping win over San Marino for the Three Lions of England on Thursday and will now miss the Albania and Poland matches as well.
Young England midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe has been named the best player in the North London Derby clash between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend. He was named the best player after his official announcement as the man-of-the-match recipient for the league game played at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening. The England midfielder started on the left side of the Arsenal attack and he gave Spurs right-back Matt Doherty a torrid time especially in the first half of the game, which ended in a 2-1 win for his beloved Arsenal team. Emile Smith-Rowe has been one of the shining lights for Arsenal in what has been a difficult league season. The England duo of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe have been the driving force behind the good form shown by the Gunners in the league in the last three months.
Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling continued his good form against Arsenal when the two clubs met in the Premier League at the weekend. The England international scored the only goal to give Manchester City a 1-0 win over the Gunners on Sunday as the Citizens were able to maintain their winning run and their ten-point lead at the Premier League summit. The Three Lions of England player scored inside two minutesoff the fantastic cross from Algerian international star RiyadMahrez. Raheem Sterling could have scored a second goal minutes later when he was clean through on goal with the Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno but the England attacker fluffed his lines to keep the scoreline at 1-0. His profligacy in front of goal didn't come back to haunt him and Manchester City as hosts Arsenal struggled to carve out good opportunities. In the end, it was a comfortable 1-0 victory for Manchester City.
Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka has been named the Player of the Month for January 2021 by the Gunners fans after a series of impressive displays. The Nigerian-born England international player has been in sensational form for the Gunners this season and he's undoubtedly one of the best players at Arsenal despite his young age. The Three Lions of England player was named the Arsenal Player of the Month for January earlier on Wednesday as he retained the award to make it two wins in a row.
Bukayo Saka was first named the Arsenal Player of the Month for December 2020. Before then, new Arsenal signing Gabriel Magalhaes had won the monthly award for September 2020, October 2020 and November 2020.
Young England midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe has been passed fit for the blockbuster Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United this weekend. The Arsenal midfielder was a big doubt for the game scheduled for the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening after he picked up a knock in the last game, a Premier League clash with Southampton at the St. Mary's Stadium. England starlet Emile Smith-Rowe started the Southampton game on Tuesday night as the Gunners emerged victorious. He was subbed off in the second half after picking up a knock in the second half of the game that ended in a 3-1 win for the Gunners. The young England midfielder played his part in the crucial win for the Gunners though he didn't score or provide an assist during the game.
Arsenal have been a much better team since Emile Smith-Rowe was introduced into the Premier League starting line-up by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta ahead of the London Derby clash with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium last month. He was one of the best players has the Gunners beat Chelsea 3-1 at home. He provided an assist for fellow young England player Bukayo Saka during that Chelsea game.
England international striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss the Premier League clash with Wolves on Tuesday night as a result of injury according to his manager Carlo Ancelotti. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the topscorer for Everton this season but he won't be available due to a hamstring injury as confirmed by Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti said the England player will miss the Wolves game with the hamstring problem during his pre-match press conference ahead of the matchday 18 clash with hosts Wolves at the Molineux. He also said that the injury is not too serious.
Carlo Ancelotti told reporters during his presser that Dominic Calvert-Lewin had the issue before the last league game, a 1-0 defeat at home to East London outfit West Ham United. Dominic Calvert-Lewin played the whole game against the Hammers to show that the injury was not a severe one.
England international star Bukayo Saka was again the standout player for Arsenal during their latest league win, a 1-0 victory over hosts Brighton and Hove Albion. The England attacker was named the man-of-the-match for his impressive display during the week 16 league clash at the home of the Seagulls. Bukayo Saka was instrumental for Arsenal as he helped the North Londoners secure a second successive league victory in the space of three days. Arsenal struggled during a first half which ended in a goalless draw and would go on to improve in the second half courtesy the immense qualities from the young England duo of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe.
Bukayo Saka went on a fantastic runafter picking the ball up at the halfway line before providing a pinpoint cross for second half substitute Alexandre Lacazette to score the only goal of the game. Frenchman Lacazette scored the winning goal of the game shortly after coming on as a substitute for Brazilian attacker Gabriel Martinelli. Bukayo Saka was the man responsible for the deadlock that was broken by French international Alexandre Lacazette.
Former world champions England have been given a relatively favourable draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the European section. The Three Lions of England discovered their qualifying opponents after the draw was held at the start of this week.
At the end of the draw on Monday evening, England ended in Group I as the top seed alongside Poland who have the hottest striker in the world at the moment in Robert Lewandowski who plays his club football for German team Bayern Munich. Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich win an impressive treble last season after the Bavarian giants won the German Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League titles.
England national team manager Gareth Southgate has given Borussia Dortmund's prolific starlet Jude Bellingham the green light to make his first senior cap tonight against Ireland.
The 17-year-old youngster has been in fine form for the German Club since making a switch from Birmingham City in the summer and has been rewarded for his stirrings of sublime performances for the Bundesliga outfit with a well-deserved first England call-up earlier this week.
“My initial conversation with him was that you'll have a few days with us, we'll involve you in the game," the England boss explained in preparation for his side's clash against Ireland this evening. "We'll see how it goes, and that's going to be a brilliant experience for him.
“It’s always interesting to see the reaction when we select a player, because people are immediately talking about other players without understanding why we’ve called Jude up.”
Bellingham's invitation meant that neither Ross Barkley (Aston Villa) nor James Maddison (Leicester City) made it to the squad, a decision Southgate proceeded to explain.
The world of sports was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the start of this session. Many of the tournaments were abandoned whereas some of the programs were postponed. In these situations, as the graph of infection has got a bit lower, the games have started again. One of the most prestigious leagues in the world of Football is the English Premier League in England. It has been started after a long pause and is now about to go on through the new normal situations.
All the sports authorities have taken measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. No spectator is allowed to enter into the stadiums to witness the skills of their favorite players or the victory of their favorite team. In these situations, television has become the only means to witness the matches. Earlier the broadcasters used to stream some specific matches among all the matches as per the contract with Football Board of England.