🌍🔴 International break recap: How Arsenal's stars fared for their countries
🌍🔴 International break recap: How Arsenal's stars fared for their countries

🌍🔴 International break recap: How Arsenal's stars fared for their countries

The Gunners squad was dotted all around the world in the recent international break.

How did their players perform for their countries as they intensify preparations for a visit to Watford on Sunday?

🇪🇸 Dabi Ceballos

The man on-loan from Real Madrid started in Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier against Romania. In just his seventh cap for La Roja, Ceballos played a prominent role in both of his side's goals and played 76 minutes in the match. 

Ceballos was an unused substitute as Robert Moreno's men ran out 4-0 winners over the Faroe Islands in their following match.

🇺🇾 Lucas Torreira

The Uruguayan midfield destroyer was withdrawn before halftime in their 2-1 friendly win over Costa Rica. 

For the following 1-1 friendly draw with the United States, Torreira was an unused substitute, which leaves the door open for him to take his place in the Gunners XI this Sunday. 

🇫🇷 Matteo Guendouzi

Youngster Matteo Guendouzi has impressed this season and his form was rewarded with a first call to the France senior squad, following Paul Pogba's withdrawal. 

Guendouzi was an unused substitute during the 4-1 win Euro 2020 qualifier win over Albania and he also didn't get game time against Andorra, but the call-up to the squad will be a massive boost for the midfielder nonetheless.

🇧🇦 Sead Kolašinac

The Bosnian is a regular for his country and played every minute of his side's two fixtures during the break. 

Bosnia thumped Liechtenstein 5-0 before going down 4-2 against Armenia in a performance to forget for Kolasinac and his teammates. Kolasinac picked up an assist in that defeat but Bosnia's qualification hopes now hang by a thread.

🇬🇷 Sokratis

Greece's hopes of qualifying for next year's European championships are all-but over after two disappointing results. Sokratis played every minute of his side's 1-0 defeat to high-flying Finland but was powerless as Teemu Pukki's penalty sealed the win for the home side.

🇨🇭 Granit Xhaka

The Swiss midfield man had a mixed bag of an international break. He skippered his side to a 1-1 draw against Northern Ireland and played a full 90 minutes in Dublin in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

Switzerland then saw Gibraltar off comfortably but Xhaka was withdrawn after 74 minutes with an apparent Achilles injury in the 4-0 win. 

🇩🇪 Bernd Leno

Arsenal's number one goalkeeper was an unused substitute in both of his side's matches in Euro 2020 qualifying, with the German unable to dislodge Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. 

Germany fell to a 4-2 loss at home to the Netherlands in their opening fixture of the international break, before getting back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Eddie Nketiah & Reiss Nelson

Having already demonstrated his goalscoring ability during his season-long loan spell with Leeds United, Nketiah transferred that form over to the international stage with a brace in his side's win over Turkey.

The 20-year-old struck either side of two Turkey goals in a 3-2 win for the England U21 side. Nketiah started the following match too, a 2-0 success over Kosovo. That's two wins from two for the Young Lions. 

Reiss Nelson's third goal against Turkey proved to be the match-winner for England. He started the win over Kosovo but was withdrawn after 61 minutes.

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