The international break is over for the Arsenal contingent away with their countries, so here’s a quick roundup of how it all went.

Senior roundup

Dani Ceballos (R) of Spain vies for the ball with Romania's midfielder Ciprian Deac (L) during the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Romania and Spain in Bucharest, Romania, on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)
Dani Ceballos (R) of Spain vies for the ball with Romania’s midfielder Ciprian Deac (L) during the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Romania and Spain in Bucharest, Romania, on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

Thursday 5th September

  • Romania 1-2 Spain – Ceballos played 77 minutes, won a penalty and was heavily involved in the buildup to the second goal in a starring performance.
  • Finland 1-0 Greece – Sokratis played 90 minutes but Teemu Pukki gave Finland the win.
  • Bosnia 5-0 Liechtenstein – Kolasinac played 90 minutes and created a couple of chances in this comfortable victory.
  • Ireland 1-1 Switzerland – Xhaka captained Switzerland for 90 minutes.

Friday 6th September

  • Benin 2-1 Ivory Coast – Pepe pulled out of international duty to work on his fitness before this match.
  • Germany 2-4 Netherlands – Leno had to watch from the bench as Manuel Neuer conceded four.

Saturday 7th September

  • Costa Rica 1-2 Uruguay – Torreira had an injury scare, coming off after 44 minutes.
  • France 4-1 Albania – Guendouzi received his first international call-up for the current break, but he didn’t get any minutes on this occasion.

Sunday 8th September

  • Armenia 4-2 Bosnia – Kolasinac played 90 minutes and provided an assist, but he was upstaged by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who scored twice, assisted once and forced an own goal.
  • Switzerland 4-0 Gibraltar – Xhaka captained Switzerland and played 74 minutes as they thrashed Gibraltar. The Arsenal midfielder provided an assist and created five chances, before coming off with an injury concern.
  • Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands – Ceballos remained on the bench for this straightforward victory.
  • Greece 1-1 Liechtenstein – Sokratis played 90 minutes.

Monday 9th September

  • Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany – Leno again watched from the bench as Germany won and kept a clean sheet this time.

Tuesday 10th September

  • France 3-0 Andorra – Guendouzi didn’t make an appearance in France’s second match either.

Wednesday 11th September

  • USA 1-1 Uruguay – Torreira was listed as ‘not available’ for this match after his injury problem in the previous game.

Youth Roundup

Eddie Nketiah celebrating his goal at the Toulon Tournament (Photo via Magali Ruffato / MemoPhoto)

Thursday 5th September

  • England u19s 3-1 Greece – Saka and John-Jules played 30 minutes, Saka won a penalty.

Friday 6th September

  • Finland 0-5 England u17s – Monlouis played 90 minutes.
  • Wales u21s 1-0 Belgium – Burton played 90 minutes.
  • Turkey 2-3 England u21s – Nketiah played 90 minutes and scored twice, Nelson played 77 and scored once. Nketiah was one of the star performers on the night, whilst Nelson showed room for improvement. The goal seemed to lift his confidence.

Sunday 8th September

  • England u18s 1-1 Brazil – Azeez played 90 minutes.
  • Austria 2-4 England u17s – Monlouis came on as a late substitute.

Monday 9th September

  • Germany 1-0 England u19s – Saka and John-Jules played 90 minutes. Saka played the first two-thirds of the match at left-back, before moving back to his preferred position as a winger and being involved in a couple of great chances towards the end of the game.
  • England u21s 2-0 Kosovo – No goals for the Arsenal duo this time, as Nelson played 61 minutes and Nketiah played 76. Nelson’s performance was a huge improvement on the Turkey game.

Tuesday 10th September

  • Poland 2-2 England u17s – Monlouis played 90 minutes as England won on penalties to lift the Syrenka Cup.
  • England u18s 2-0 Korea Republic – Azeez played the second 45 minutes, forcing a good save at one stage.
  • Wales u21s 1-5 Germany – Burton played 90 minutes but Wales really struggled in their second Euro qualifier of the break.