But the Arsenal midfielder has not made the final cut and will not be named in Southgate's 23-man party on Wednesday. He is not on the stand-by list either.
Southgate has since informed one of his experienced player that he won't be on the plane to Russian Federation.
England manager Gareth Southgate has told ESPN FC that the continued development of his team is more important than reaching a certain round of the World Cup.
The Three Lions coach has preferred Manchester City's player, Fabian Delph who was impressive this season.
The 26-year-old won the last of his 34 caps in Euro 2016 when England were knocked out by Iceland.
David Tepper expected to become next Panthers owner
Tepper graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, where the Tepper School of Business is named after him. Last year, Forbes valued the Carolina franchise at $2.3 billion, making it the 21st most valuable in the league.
"I could sit here and say this round or that round - but it doesn't mean anything, really, because we have to keep improving as a team", Southgate said when asked what he would see as a successful World Cup.
'He's a good leader to have around and he's understood everything completely. He is everything you would hope a senior player would be'.
And he had been tipped to head to Russian Federation with England next month ahead of their opening World Cup fixture against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart was informed in a phone call from manager on Monday that he is not among the 23.
And Hart has paid the price for a hard season.
Burnley's Nick Pope will occupy Hart's place in the World Cup squad as Southgate commits to taking a young group to Russian Federation.
Rousey Set For Major Match!
Powell's POV: I guess this also means that Rousey and Jax won't be appearing in person at today's Raw television taping in London. It was at that event that Jax won the title, beating her former friend Alexa Bliss to raise the gold in New Orleans.
Title Match Confirmed For WWE Raw This Week
Unfortunately, Reigns' defeat in the Money In The Bank qualifier last week means he will need to find another path to Lesnar. The Intercontinental Championship match was on next between Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens .
The Bulls look for some hometown luck in the NBA Draft Lottery
There's a 77.07 percent chance the Bulls select sixth or seventh, which means there isn't likely to be any surprises for Chicago . Philly, meanwhile, could have a top-10 pick this year, and now will have four (!) projected lottery picks next year as well.
Walmart, Flipkart seal $16 bn e-commerce deal
US-based Walmart Inc has signed a deal to buy 77 per cent stake in e-commerce company Flipkart for $16 billion. Here, it is worth mentioning that Flipkart is an Indian e-commerce giant.
Hamilton wins in Spain to go 17 points clear
Vettel said sticking to a one-stop like the Mercedes cars had was "not an option" for him given Ferrari's higher tyre wear. However, it was Grosjean's stubbornness to off the throttle while spinning that caused the first lap mayhem in the race.
Trump has options if markets panic on Iran
Even so, OPEC and its allies were still trimming output more than their supply-cutting pact required. That is roughly 800,000 bpd less than the amount OPEC says the world needs from the group this year.
Wholesale Inflation accelerates to 3.18% in April 2018
The annual CPI in rural areas in April ruled higher at 4.67 per cent, while in urban India it rose by 4.42 per cent. Annual consumer price inflation (CPI) accelerated to 4.58 per cent in April, the government data showed on Monday.