13 Arsenal players have featured for their countries at youth or senior level over the international break so far, so let’s have a look at how things are going.
To sum up the break so far, at senior level Arsenal players have been involved in three wins, one draw and one defeat. Meanwhile, at various youth levels, they’ve featured in three wins, two draws and one defeat. So overall, things have been going pretty well.
Emi Martinez and Bernd Leno are yet to feature in matches for their countries over the break, whilst the Ivory Coast and Egypt haven’t played a match yet, meaning Nicolas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny haven’t had a chance.
There have been three debuts for England youth players, with Charlie Patino playing his first game for the u17s, Sam Greenwood for the u18s and Joe Willock for the u21s. It’s always good to see players progressing through the ranks.
Unfortunately, Reiss Nelson had to pull out of international duty with injury, and Bukayo Saka is also out of the England u19 squad, though there’s no confirmation yet on the reason for Saka’s withdrawal.
Below is the full list of results so far, only including matches Arsenal players played in. For example, Germany drew 2-2 with Argentina, but neither Bernd Leno nor Emi Martinez featured, so we haven’t listed it.
- Burkina Faso 0-1 Gabon – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played 90 minutes and scored the winning goal from the penalty spot.
- Uruguay 1-0 Peru – Lucas Torreira played 90 minutes.
- Denmark 1-0 Switzerland – Granit Xhaka played 90 minutes.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-1 Finland – Sead Kolasinac played 90 minutes.
- Norway 1-1 Spain – Dani Ceballos played 64 minutes.
- Wales u17s 1-0 Slovenia – Harry Jones played 90 minutes for Wales.
- Germany 3-3 England u17s – Charlie Patino made his debut and played 90 minutes.
- France u21s 5-0 Azerbaijan – Matteo Guendouzi played 77 minutes and provided an assist.
- Moldova 2-1 Wales u21s – Robbie Burton played 67 minutes.
- Slovenia 2-2 England u21s – Eddie Nketiah scored and played 45 minutes, Joe Willock made his debut and played 63.
- Poland 2-5 England u18s – Miguel Azeez played 90 minutes and Sam Greenwood made his debut playing 78 minutes.