Arsenal and the rest of football now enter yet another pointless international break just when things were getting really interesting on the pitch, so when are Arsenal back and what can we watch in the meantime to get our fix?

Arsenal sealed their ninth win in a row against Fulham on Sunday but we will have to wait a couple of weeks to see if they can make it to double figures as half the squad jets around the world to play in games that mean little to anyone.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Arsenal FC at Craven Cottage on October 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s next competitive match is on Monday 22 October when Leicester arrive at the Emirates for an evening kick-off meaning fans of both sides will have to wait longer than any other club for proper football to return.

Following the Premier League match against the Foxes, who are currently in 10th place some six points behind Unai Emery’s men, Arsenal travel to Portugal for a game against Sporting three days later in yet another scheduling balls-up.

That’s followed by another away trip – across London again – to face Crystal Palace in a 1.30pm Sunday kick-off.

Blackpool then arrive at the Emirates for our Carabao Cup game before a whopping match against Liverpool on 3 November at the Emirates that will give us a true indication of the work undertaken so far this season and how far we’ve progressed.

If you can’t wait until 22 October to watch the Arsenal, luckily, you don’t have to. The Women play Chelsea this weekend in what is certain to be a cracking match.

via Arsenal.com

Joe Montemurro’s side are on fire this season, topping the table with a 100% record and a gap between them and their fellow title-challengers already established.

The game will kick off at 2pm on Sunday 14 October at Kingsmeadow and will be shown live on BTSport.

10 Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for the upcoming international break so let’s take a look at who they are and when they’ll play their matches.

by Dan Critchlow

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 06: Aaron Ramsey of Wales celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 06: Aaron Ramsey of Wales celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Let’s get straight to the point. First, here’s a list of all the players called up by their country. After that, we’ll give you the full schedule of matches Arsenal players could be involved in.

Players called up

Stephan Lichtsteiner hasn’t been called up for Switzerland, after agreeing with his country and Arsenal to take the break off. Henrikh Mkhitaryan probably will be called up for Armenia, but they haven’t confirmed their squad yet.

Gabon's forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group A football match between Burkina Faso and Gabon at Bata Stadium in Bata on January 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
Gabon’s forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group A football match between Burkina Faso and Gabon at Bata Stadium in Bata on January 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Schedule (times in BST)

11th October

  • Wales vs Spain – 19:45 (Friendly)

12th October

  • USA vs Colombia – 00:30 (Friendly)
  • Japan vs Panama – 11:35 (Friendly)
  • South Korea vs Uruguay – 12:00 (Friendly)
  • Gabon vs South Sudan – 16:00 (AFCON Qualifiers)
  • Nigeria vs Libya – 17:30 (AFCON Qualifiers)
  • Egypt vs Eswatini – 18:00 (AFCON Qualifiers)
  • Croatia vs England – 19:45 (UEFA Nations League)
  • Belgium vs Switzerland – 19:45 (UEFA Nations League)
  • Greece vs Hungary – 19:45 (UEFA Nations League)

13th October

  • Armenia vs Gibraltar – 17:00 (UEFA Nations League)

15th October

  • Libya vs Nigeria – 19:00 (AFCON Qualifiers)
  • Spain vs England – 19:45 (UEFA Nations League)
  • Iceland vs Switzerland – 19:45 (UEFA Nations League)
  • Finland vs Greece – 19:45 (UEFA Nations League)

16th October

  • Japan vs Uruguay – 11:35 (Friendly)
  • South Sudan vs Gabon – 14:00 (AFCON Qualifiers)
  • Eswatini vs Egypt – 14:00 (AFCON Qualifiers)
  • Armenia vs FYR Macedonia – 17:00 (UEFA Nations League)
  • Ireland vs Wales – 19:45 (UEFA Nations League)
  • Costa Rica vs Colombia – 21:00 (Friendly)