ARSENAL star Ben White has been left of the latest England squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

The Three Lions are set to take on Italy and Ukraine during the next international break.

Ben White left England's World Cup squad early


Ben White left England’s World Cup squad earlyCredit: Getty

The England manager has recently explained his decision to leave out Ben White.

He said: “With Ben, it’s similar with Ben and Trent really. The three boys that are in as right full-backs, we’ve got them as just ahead of those two.

“We are blessed in that position with the depth of talent.

“It’s the hardest position to pick, albeit it’s never straightforward criteria, and it’s always shifting around a little bit on form as well.

“Kyle and Tripps are obviously the ones that played during the World Cup, started the games during the World Cup, have been consistent.

“And Reece coming back is another top player. So yeah we’d love to have that depth in every position on the field really.”

Why did Ben White leave England’s World Cup squad?

The FA explained that White left the England camp ahead of their last-16 clash with Senegal for “personal reasons”.

An FA statement confirmed: “Ben White has left England’s training base in Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons.

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“The Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the squad for the remainder of the tournament.

“We ask that the player’s privacy is respected at this moment in time.”

Ben White’s club side Arsenal also tweeted: “We’re all with you, Ben.”

But it was later revealed that White reportedly had a bust-up with England assistant coach Steve Holland.

Reports also claimed that the Gunners full-back became unhappy in the camp and struggled to mix with his fellow teammates.

What did Gareth Southgate say about Ben White’s exit?

England boss Gareth Southgate was quizzed on Ben White’s alleged bust-up with Steve Holland.

Southgate said: “Well, not really. What I’ve been shown was alleged and there was another word that was used.

“I think by commenting on the story I could be giving it any form of credibility, really.

“We explained why Ben left the camp and I think it’s important that that is respected, really.”

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