Jack Grealish and Trent Alexander-Arnold will not be participating in the upcoming September international break due to injuries. Trent picked up a minor hamstring injury in Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa at the weekend, while Grealish missed Man City’s 5-1 win over Fulham with a thigh injury.

Both came to the National Football Centre, St. George’s Park, but subsequently pulled out of the England squad after undergoing injury assessments related to injuries they had sustained before the camp. Arnold was surprisingly named as a midfielder in the squad, but now the experiment will have to continue some other time. Incidentally, the left-back has been injured right before the international break many times, as he has missed 26 matches for the national team.

A statement from England said: "The pair reported to St George’s Park on Monday but have since withdrawn from the Three Lions squad following checks on injuries sustained prior to camp."

The remainder of the England squad reported to St George’s Park on Monday, except Newcastle United’s Kieran Trippier, who will arrive on Wednesday owing to a personal commitment. On September 9, England will play Ukraine in Wroclaw, Poland, in a Euro 2024 qualifying match before travelling to Glasgow three days later to play Scotland in a friendly. With 12 points after four games, England is in first place in Group C, six points ahead of Ukraine in second.