Gabriel Jesus and Arsenal’s 3 Pillars Threatened Out of the 2022 World Cup
Conditions refer to the list of England players called up by coach Gareth Southgate for the UEFA Nations League in September 2022.
Southgate instead chose to call Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Marc Guehi, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, and Harry Maguire rather than Ben White.
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, even commented on the situation of his men in the England national team. In fact, Ben White has performed well this season.
White was able to make 13 appearances for Arsenal in various championships. However, he has only defended the Three Lions four times.
“Ben is ready to strengthen England. But it all comes back to Gareth. Whenever Ben gets a call, he will be ready, “Arteta said as quoted by the Mirror.
Ben White is not the only Arsenal star to be out of the 2022 World Cup.
There are three other Arsenal pillars whose fate may be the same as this 25-year-old defender. So who are they? Check out his review below.
Gabriel Magalhaes may miss the 2022 World Cup. In fact, the player who was brought in by the Gunners from Lille has been consistent since last season.
Together with William Saliba, Gabriel made a strong rock at the heart of Arsenal’s defense. Unfortunately, his positive streak in the Premier League did not make coach Tite call him to Brazil.
Indications that Gabriel may not be brought by Brazil at the 2022 World Cup are in the friendly matches against Ghana and Tunisia in September 2022.
Gabriel wasn’t called. Tite instead called Roger Ibanez and Gleison Bremer as coatings for Marquinhos and Thiago Silva.
Gabriel Jesus was not called up by Tite in Brazil’s two friendlies in September 2022. The coach’s decision to leave the former Manchester City player was controversial.
Reporting from the FotMob page, Jesus is the most dangerous player at Arsenal at the moment.
He has a highest xG of 6.0, scoring five goals and five assists in 13 games across all competitions. Jesus is ahead of Neymar’s xG (5.3) and Roberto Firmino (3.3).
Jesus was ready for Tite’s decision. He fully respects the coach’s policies.
“Yes, there is communication. I really respect the coach’s decision, I respect Tite and the whole staff,” said Jesus.
Emile Smith Rowe
The last Arsenal star to miss the 2022 World Cup is attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe. The 22-year-old was seriously injured.
Smith Rowe has suffered a groin injury and has undergone surgery which has ruled him out for several months.
Arsenal’s medical team expect Smith Rowe to return to full training in December 2022, and could return to action once England are in action at the 2022 World Cup.
So far, the player who has played for RB Leipzig has only made four appearances in all competitions in the 2022/2023 season.