The international break is underway again, so let’s take a look at the Arsenal players set to be involved for their countries.
We’ve already done a post on the Arsenal youth players receiving international call-ups, along with a full chronological schedule of when they’ll be in action if you want to check that out here. Now, let’s have a look at the senior situation.
Arsenal players called up: Emi Martinez (Argentina), Dani Ceballos (Spain), Lucas Torreira (Uruguay), Bernd Leno (Germany), Granit Xhaka* (Switzerland), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast), Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon).
*Xhaka may have limited involvement in the break as a result of the birth of his child.
Loanee Mohamed Elneny (Egypt) has also been called up, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is injured.
Interestingly, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Kostas Manolas have both been dropped by Greece after failing to help the team to a clean sheet since March and dropping down to second-from-bottom in their Euro qualification group.
Here’s the full chronological schedule for all the senior matches Arsenal players could play in.
Fixture Schedule (Times in BST)
Wednesday 9th October
- 19:45: Germany vs Argentina
Thursday 10th October
- TBD: Burkina Faso vs Gabon
Saturday 12th October
- 00:00: Uruguay vs Peru
- 17:00: Denmark vs Switzerland
- 17:00: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Finland
- 19:45: Norway vs Spain
Sunday 13th October
- 15:00: Ecuador vs Argentina
- 18:00: Ivory Coast vs DR Congo
- 19:45: Estonia vs Germany
Monday 14th October
- TBD: Egypt vs Botswana
Tuesday 15th October
- 19:45: Sweden vs Spain
- 19:45: Switzerland vs Ireland
- 19:45: Greece vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 20:00: Morocco vs Gabon
Wednesday 16th October
- 02:30: Peru vs Uruguay
Thursday 17th October
- TBD (unconfirmed): Ivory Coast vs Niger