Arsenal players are set for a busy international break, so if you want to keep up with all the games, here’s our full fixture list.
First things first, let’s take a look at the Arsenal players called up by their senior national teams for the upcoming break. It’s probably the longest list we’ve had for a while.
- Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Germany), Runar Alex Runarsson (Iceland), Karl Hein (Estonia)
- Defenders: Kieran Tierney (Scotland), Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Hector Bellerin (Spain), Daniel Ballard (Northern Ireland)
- Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Granit Xhaka (Switzerland), Lucas Torreira (Uruguay), Bukayo Saka (England), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (England)
- Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast)
There are still a few notable absentees. Gabriel Magalhaes has made a fantastic start to the season with Arsenal, but he’s in the Brazil Olympic Squad (the u23s) for this one. Eddie Nketiah is in the England u21s, Matteo Guendouzi in the France u21s.
Full internationals Cedric Soares, Alexandre Lacazette, and Willian miss out with Portugal, France, and Brazil, whilst Dani Ceballos drops out after making the last squad for Spain. Thomas Partey originally got a call-up but pulled out with injury.
As for the rest, here are all the results over the November break (times in GMT). We’ve also included links to all of our more detailed reports on each player’s performance.
Wednesday, 11th November
- Netherlands 1-1 Spain – Bellerin played 90 minutes
- Belgium 2-1 Switzerland – Xhaka played 45 minutes, Switzerland were winning when he came off
Thursday, 12th November
- Gabon 2-1 Gambia – Aubameyang played 90 minutes and scored the winning goal
- Ivory Coast 2-1 Madagascar – Pepe played 79 minutes
- Serbia 1-1 Scotland (4-5 on penalties) – Tierney played 120 minutes as Scotland qualified for Euro 2020
- England 3-0 Ireland – Saka played 90 minutes and won a penalty and the MOTM award. Maitland-Niles played the final 26 minutes
Friday, 13th November
- Colombia 0-3 Uruguay – Torreira played 90 minutes and provided an assist
Saturday, 14th November
- Egypt 1-0 Togo – Elneny played 90 minutes and assisted the winner
- Switzerland 1-1 Spain – Xhaka played 90 minutes, Bellerin didn’t feature
Sunday, 15th November
- North Macedonia 2-1 Estonia – Hein played 90 minutes and made seven saves
- Slovakia 1-0 Scotland – Tierney played 90 minutes and created a game-high four chances
- Netherlands 3-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina – Kolasinac played 90 minutes at left-back in a back four
- Austria 2-1 Northern Ireland – Ballard played 83 minutes and won widespread praise for his performance
- Belgium 2-0 England – Saka came off the bench for 52 minutes and created three chances, joint-highest on the team
- Denmark 2-1 Iceland – Runarsson played 90 minutes and made one save, conceding to two penalties
Monday, 16th November
- Gambia 2-1 Gabon – Aubameyang played 90 minutes after controversy in the build-up to the game
Tuesday, 17th November
- Madagascar 1-1 Ivory Coast – Pepe played 90 minutes and was involved in winning his team’s penalty as a defender put out a hand to stop the ball from reaching him
- Uruguay 0-2 Brazil – Torreira played 60 minutes
Wednesday, 18th November
- Georgia 0-0 Estonia – Hein played 90 minutes, made a couple of saves, and kept a clean sheet
- England 4-0 Iceland – Saka played 90 minutes and played a key role in the second goal, Maitland-Niles played the final eight and created a chance
- Israel 1-0 Scotland – Tierney played another 90 minutes, making it 300 minutes in total over the break
- Northern Ireland 1-1 Romania – Ballard played 90 minutes and earned praise for his performance again