Arsenal had a total of 19 senior international call-ups for the October break, let’s look at the full list of results.
Arsenal are having one of their busier international breaks, with 11 first-team players, two youth players, and six loanees all called up by their senior national teams.
There are a couple of players missing out this time around. Albert Sambi Lokonga took advantage of a couple of injuries to make his debut for Belgium in September, but Roberto Martinez didn’t have room for him this time around.
Granit Xhaka would usually be a certainty for a call-up with Switzerland, but he’s out with injury.
As for the rest, below you can find the full list of Arsenal call-ups and a chronological schedule of when they’ll all be in action.
Senior International Call-ups
From the first team
Bernd Leno (Germany), Aaron Ramsdale (England), Kieran Tierney (Scotland), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan), Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Thomas Partey (Ghana), Bukayo Saka (England), Martin Odegaard (Norway), Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast)
From the academy
Karl Hein (Estonia), Omar Rekik (Tunisia)
From loan spells
Runar Alex Runarsson (Iceland), Matteo Guendouzi (France), Konstantinos Mavropanos (Greece), Lucas Torreira (Uruguay), Daniel Ballard (Northern Ireland), Dejan Iliev (North Macedonia)
Arsenal’s International Fixtures and Results (Times in BST)
Thursday, 7th October
- Saudi Arabia 1-0 Japan – Tomiyasu played 90 minutes at left-centre-back, winning six of seven aerial duels.
Friday, 8th October
- Angola 3-1 Gabon – Aubameyang played 90 minutes.
- Turkey 1-1 Norway – Odegaard played 90 minutes, creating four chances including one big chance.
- Estonia 2-0 Belarus – Hein played 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet, making two saves.
- Egypt 1-0 Libya – Elneny played 90 minutes.
Saturday, 9th October
- Kazakhstan 0-2 Bosnia & Herzegovina – Kolasinac played 90 minutes, created two chances, and made three tackles, helping his team keep a clean sheet.
- Scotland 3-2 Israel – Tierney played 90 minutes and created two chances including one big chance.
- Ghana 3-1 Zimbabwe – Partey played 90 minutes and scored.
- Georgia 0-2 Greece – Mavropanos played 90 minutes and completed 89% of his passes as Greece kept a clean sheet.
- Andorra 0-5 England – Saka played 90 minutes and scored. Ramsdale didn’t feature.
- Switzerland 2-0 Northern Ireland – Ballard played 90 minutes and made four clearances for 10-man Northern Ireland.
Sunday, 10th October
- France 2-1 Spain – Guendouzi didn’t feature but picked up a medal as France won the Nations League.
Monday, 11th October
- Argentina 3-0 Uruguay – Torreira came on as a substitute for 27 minutes and created one chance.
- Gabon 2-0 Angola – Aubameyang played 90 minutes and both scored and assisted for Gabon.
- Ivory Coast 2-1 Malawi – Pepe played 90 minutes and scored for the Ivory Coast.
- Norway 2-0 Montenegro – Odegaard played 82 minutes and created two chances, as well as completing three of three dribbles and winning six of nine duels.
- Estonia 0-1 Wales – Hein played 90 minutes and made four saves and two high claims.
- Libya 0-3 Egypt – Elneny played 90 minutes and helped put Egypt one win away from qualifying for the next round.
Tuesday, 12th October
- Japan 2-1 Australia – Tomiyasu played 90 minutes, once again at left-centre-back. He won seven of his 11 duels and made five clearances.
- Zimbabwe 0-1 Ghana – Partey played 90 minutes and scored the winner from a free-kick.
- England 1-1 Hungary – Saka came on as a substitute for 28 minutes.
- Faroe Islands 0-1 Scotland – Tierney played 90 minutes, completed 88% of his passes, and won three free-kicks.
- Ukraine 1-1 Bosnia & Herzegovina – Kolasinac played 89 minutes and created two chances.
- Sweden 2-0 Greece – Mavropanos played 90 minutes and won eight out of 10 duels, but conceded a penalty.
- Bulgaria 2-1 Northern Ireland – Ballard played 82 minutes and made three clearances.
Friday, 15th October
- Brazil 4-1 Uruguay – Torreira played 45 minutes as a substitute, winning 10 of 11 duels and making six tackles.
Those are all the results over the break, which leaves a few Arsenal players that didn’t get any minutes this time around.
Leno, Ramsdale, Runarsson, and Iliev didn’t get a game, as none of them are their country’s first-choice goalkeepers, but they all made the matchday squad over the break.
By contrast, Rekik wasn’t in Tunisia’s squad at all, which was a little more surprising given he also missed Arsenal’s u21 match on Tuesday. Unfortunately, it turns out he’s picked up an injury.
That’s one bit of bad news in an ultimately positive break. Arsenal’s key first-team players appear to have avoided injury and plenty of them got goals and assists to bring them back to London with a bit of added confidence.