Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Hart will appear on the front of FIFA 13.

EA Sports announced the news during a live conference.

Speaking about being on the game’s cover, Arsenal star, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I can’t really believe it.

Manchester City goalkeeper, Joe Hart said: “We’re always playing FIFA with England and Man City.

The two join Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who previously fronted the Pro Evolution Soccer series.

This year is the first time since 2005 that Wayne Rooney will not have appeared on the cover.

EA said: “Wayne and the FIFA franchise have achieved phenomenal success but the time feels right for both parties to explore other avenues. We wish Wayne the very best of luck in the future and we look forward to him accomplishing even greater success for both club and country.

FIFA 13 releases on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 28th.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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