Harry Redknapp fuming with Arsenal star Ben White

The 77-year-old, speaking on talkSPORT, has claimed that the Gunners man’s purported decision to refuse a Three Lions call-up is “disgusting”.

On Thursday, England manager Gareth Southgate claimed that White had made himself unavailable for selection for this month’s friendlies.

Speaking at his press conference after the squad announcement, Southgate said Arsenal sporting director Edu told him White did not want to be considered.

Predictably, this has caused plenty of reaction across the pundit and football fan world, with pretty much everyone having an opinion on the Arsenal man’s alleged stance.

Redknapp is particularly unimpressed with White’s apparent refusal to play for England, and disagrees with Southgate’s stance that the door remains open on a potential return.

“I think Gareth Southgate said the door’s still open, didn’t he? The door should be slammed right in his mush,” the former Tottenham boss said about the £50million man.

“He doesn’t want to play for his country, he goes to the World Cup then comes home because he’s not getting in the team.

“I’m sorry, you’ve had your opportunity. You don’t want to play for England? You tell the Bobby Moores of this world who’s got 100-odd caps.

“The Shiltons, the Beckhams, the Rooneys – those people, go and tell the Billy Bonds of this world who didn’t get a cap and should have done, and all those great players that you don’t want to play for your country.

“I think it’s disgusting, I can’t have it… If I’m Gareth now I’m saying thanks very much, we won’t bother you again.”