Arsene Wenger has described the last international break as a ‘nightmare’.

The international break rarely comes at a good time for anyone.

Either it arrives when a team is in good form and halts their momentum, or it comes right after a bad defeat and forces everyone to linger on it for two weeks.

The latter occurred for Arsenal after the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool. Wenger even went as far as to describe it as a ‘nightmare’.

“Our last international break was a nightmare,” Wenger said in his post-Brighton press conference (via the Guardian). “This one is a bit better.”

The last international break not only came after two consecutive defeats for Arsenal, but also coincided with the end of the transfer window.

It caused plenty of complications for clubs, especially Arsenal, who claimed they couldn’t get the deal to sign Thomas Lemar complete in time due to France’s World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands being played on the same day.

Meanwhile, the club came under attack from all angles as people reflected upon the state of things.

Arsenal go into this international break in much better shape, having won six of their last seven games.

The hope now will be that nobody gets injured during while away with their countries and Arsenal have a clean bill of health going into the Watford game.

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