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Get to know the Arsenal players that will be in action during the international break

Club football may have paused but a host of Arsenal’s stars will be busy representing their national sides.



Granit Xhaka fires a shot at Bernd Leno during a nations league match between Switzerland and Germany.(Photo by Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Plenty of Arsenal players will be involved in International matches taking place. Various tournaments and qualifications are taking place such as the UEFA Nations League, FIFA World Cup qualifiers and Africa cup of nations qualifiers.

International friendlies, Olympics buildup matches and Under-21&23 are also set to take place. Below are the Arsenal players that will be in action for their respective nations.

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)

Eddie Nketiah and Matteo Guendouzi are involved with the England and France U21s team while Gabriel was called up to the Brazil Olympics squad(U23).

Notable absentees are Ceballos, Lacazette, Willian and Cedric who were not called up to represent their respective nations.

Thomas Partey and Reiss Nelson miss out due to injuries sustained.


A keen follower and fan of Arsenal since the mid-2000s with passion for the game. I aim to write honest and interesting articles about the club I love, and to share my opinions with as many other fans as possible.

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