Arsenal star Ben White played Uno while England lost to Brazil | Football

Arsenal star Ben White refused to be called up for England (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal star Ben White was reportedly on holiday in Dubai playing Uno on the beach with his wife the same day England lost 1-0 to Brazil at Wembley.

White does not wish to be considered for selection for the national team, according to Gareth Southgate, which has led to criticism of the 26-year-old.

The defender has not been part of the Three Lions’ squad since leaving the World Cup in Qatar mid-tournament after an alleged bust-up with Steve Holland.

Instead of linking up with the England team for their Euro 2024 warm-up friendlies against Brazil and Belgium, White has decided to give himself a break.

White’s wife Milly shared an image of the couple at Kyma Beach in Dubai on Saturday – playing card game Uno – while England were losing to Brazil, the Daily Mail have reported.

They lounged on chairs on the sand with a scenic pool in front of them as White enjoyed some sun before Arsenal’s clash against title rivals Manchester City.

Arsenal face Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad in a week’s time once the international break has concluded in a showdown for the top-flight trophy.

Ben White played Uno on the beach with his wife Milly (Picture: @millywhite)

Ben White played Uno on the beach with his wife Milly (Picture: @millywhite)

Guardiola has described the upcoming clash as a ‘final’ with Premier League leaders Arsenal just one point ahead of third-placed City with 10 games left.

Liverpool are also involved in the title race and currently sit second in the table – only behind Arsenal on goal difference – and one point ahead of City.

Guardiola has appeared to suggest that he sees Arsenal as City’s main challengers, though, after they pushed his side all the way last term.

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