England will have a strong Arsenal contingent in their youth teams over the international break, with the squads having been announced on Friday.
After England announced all the different squad selections on the FA website, we’ve run through them all to round up all the Arsenal players involved for you. Let’s have a look at who’s involved at each level:
Reiss Nelson, currently on loan at Hoffenheim, has received a call-up for the top England youth side. The 18-year-old has never played at this level before, so it’s a great opportunity to make the step up permanently. The u21s face Andorra on 11th October and Scotland on the 16th October.
Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock haven’t quite made the same jump up to the u21 squad yet, despite their good form for the Arsenal academy. There are no spaces opening up in the top team for a striker and central midfielder just yet. Those two are instead part of the u20 squad to face Italy on 11th October.
Like Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe could be making a first appearance in a higher age group over the break. Fresh from his first goal in senior football, the young Arsenal star will be part of the squad to face Portugal on 11th October and Macedonia on 16th October.
Unsurprisingly, there are a large number of Arsenal players called up for the England u18s, as the Gunners are very strong at that level right now.
Arthur Okonkwo, Vontae Daley-Campbell, Bukayo Saka, Folarin Balogun and Tyreece John-Jules make up more than a quarter of the entire England u18 squad to face Sweden on 11th October and the Czech Republic on 15th October.
Miguel Azeez, Yunus Musah and summer signing Sam Greenwood are all part of the u17 squad taking part in a four nations tournament from 12th-16th October. Brazil u17s, USA u17s and Russia u18s will all take part in the mini-competition.