The ex Manchester United centre back would surely regret the question he posed to Real Madrid's former Tottenham Hotspur star.
The Spurs star has been an ever-present for club and country in recent years.
The Slovakian has just one-year left on his current contract.
The 27-year old could leave the Emirates this summer.
The midfielder secured a move to Ibrox on Thursday.
The former England star believes the Three Lions would do just fine without the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.
Stoke City have reportedly offered £19.6 million for Manolo Gabbiadini, a fee that would break their transfer record, but it has been turned down by Napoli.
The Wales star believes the Liverpool midfielder is crucially important to the country's hopes.
Nottingham Forest are closing on their next manager.
The former Newcastle United midfielder insists Townsend has been outstanding but stresses that there are no hard feelings over his England omission.