International Break Roundup: Goals, Assists and Injuries From Arsenal Stars

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With the first half of the international break complete, let’s have a look at how Arsenal’s players are doing so far.

For those of you who can’t wait for club football to return, you’ll be happy to know Arsenal are now closer to their next fixture than their last. In the meantime, we’ve been keeping track of how the squad have been doing on international duty.

Thursday 5th September

  • Romania 1-2 Spain – Ceballos played 77 minutes, won a penalty and was heavily involved in the buildup to the second goal in a starring performance.
  • Finland 1-0 Greece – Sokratis played 90 minutes but Teemu Pukki gave Finland the win.
  • Bosnia 5-0 Liechtenstein – Kolasinac played 90 minutes and created a couple of chances in this comfortable victory.
  • Ireland 1-1 Switzerland – Xhaka captained Switzerland for 90 minutes.

Friday 6th September

  • Benin 2-1 Ivory Coast – Pepe pulled out of international duty to work on his fitness before this match.
  • Germany 2-4 Netherlands – Leno had to watch from the bench as Manuel Neuer conceded four.

Saturday 7th September

  • Costa Rica 1-2 Uruguay – Torreira had an injury scare, coming off after 44 minutes. He appears to be fine.
  • France 4-1 Albania – Guendouzi received his first international call-up for the current break, but he didn’t get any minutes on this occasion.

Sunday 8th September

  • Armenia 4-2 Bosnia – Kolasinac played 90 minutes and provided an assist, but he was upstaged by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who scored twice, assisted once and forced an own goal.
  • Switzerland 4-0 Gibraltar – Xhaka captained Switzerland and played 74 minutes as they thrashed Gibraltar. The Arsenal midfielder provided an assist and created five chances, before coming off with an injury concern.
  • Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands – Ceballos remained on the bench for this straightforward victory.
  • Greece 1-1 Liechtenstein – Sokratis played 90 minutes.

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Thursday 5th September

  • England u19s 3-1 Greece – Saka and John-Jules played 30 minutes, Saka won a penalty.

Friday 6th September

  • Finland 0-5 England u17s – Monlouis played 90 minutes.
  • Wales u21s 1-0 Belgium – Burton played 90 minutes.
  • Turkey 2-3 England u21s – Nketiah played 90 minutes and scored twice, Nelson played 77 and scored once.

Sunday 8th September

  • England u18s 1-1 Brazil – Azeez played 90 minutes.
  • Austria 2-4 England u17s – Monlouis came on as a late substitute.

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