Major continental tournaments in Europe and South America are drawing to their conclusion as we take a look at Arsenal players who made it to the closing stages.
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Though it may sound somewhat surprisingly, only four Gunners players made the final cut for their respective Euro 2020 squads, with just two left as the tournament reaches the quarter-finals.
Bernd Leno, who played understudy to Manuel Neuer for Germany, exited the competition in the last-16 as England prevailed 2-0 at Wembley on Monday.
Left-back Kieran Tierney was part of the Scotland team to wave goodbye to the tournament after the group stage after failing to land a single victory in Group D.
Bukayo Saka is one of the two remaining Arsenal representatives at Euro 2020 as England qualified for the quarter-finals as the only side yet to concede a goal.
Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka and his teammates needed to defy the odds again to continue their Euro fairytale as they took on high-flying Spain in the quarter-finals but the pressure of penalties was their undoing.
Meanwhile, Saka’s chances of progressing to the semi-finals are considerably higher, with England being warm favourites to overcome Ukraine in their first Euro 2020 match away from Wembley.
Throwback to Euro 2016, Arsenal had eight internationals. With that number trimmed to four this summer, the Gunners fans may find an answer to the team’s tumble down the Premier League pecking order.
As for the Copa America 2021, Lucas Torreira, who spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid, made it out of the group stage with Uruguay.
The Uruguayans will lock horns with Colombia in the quarter-finals on Sunday, with Torreira expected to claim a place in Oscar Tabarez’s starting line-up.
Worryingly, the 25-year-old midfielder is the only Arsenal star to contest at the South American Championships, with Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes overlooked by Brazil.
Like it has been the case in senior football, the Arsenal contingent won’t be bursting at the seams in the upcoming Olympics either.
Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli have been included in Brazil’s two warm-up fixtures ahead of the Olympic Games, while William Saliba made the grade for France.
The French centre-back has yet to make a single appearance for the Londoners and will miss out on the team’s off-season preparations to represent his country at the Olympics.
Real Madrid outcast Dani Ceballos will be one of three over-age players for Spain after spending two decent years at the Emirates.