Raheem Sterling finally speaks out about England snub and Chelsea boost ahead of Arsenal

Chelsea star Raheem Sterling has been speaking about his form and England
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Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling says he will fight to get back to the England team having been snubbed in the last two international outings.

Sterling hasn't played for England since the World Cup in Qatar and even though he initially suggested he wanted to regain his fitness when he was first overlooked, his latest absence has raised eyebrows.

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He admits he still wants to get back to playing for his country and is determined to work hard and get back at it.

He is quoted by the Evening Standard: "Of course, of course, England is still very important to me.

"It is a massive year for England with the players we’ve got but, like every other day, you just keep working, keep striving and what will be will be."

Sterling grabbed a goal, and an assist and was the star of the show when Chelsea came from behind to beat Burnley, their third win on the spin before the international break.

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Asked if he's been disturbed by the latest snub especially as England continues to do well even in his absence, the Chelsea star shrugged it off, suggesting it was part of the game and he was being comforted by his family.

He added: "Mentally, it is all good. Life is great, I have a beautiful family so what more can I ask for?."

Chelsea will take on Arsenal after looking for their first home league win against the Gunners since 2018 and you get the feeling that Sterling will be a massive part of it if they are to get the win.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will take on Mikel Arteta's side having not lost to the Gunners in any home league game.

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