The 10 Arsenal players playing at the FIFA World Cup

Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) /

There will be 10 Arsenal players going out to make their countries proud at this year’s World Cup.

It’s almost time. As Arsenal fans, we should hold high spirits going into the FIFA World Cup break. Currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League, having already played some challenging fixtures, this break couldn’t come at a better time for the Gunners.

The only concern is that players do not get injured at the World Cup. However, with only ten players representing, this concern is slightly put to bed. As this article will discuss, Arsenal probably have the advantage over their Premier League competitors.

Without any further ado, let’s see which Arsenal players will be playing for their countries.

Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Bukayo Saka (England)

Of these three players, only Bukayo Saka will play consistently. He will look to make amends for his penalty miss in the last European competition. Ben White will play sporadically as his positional versatility enables him more gametime. Aaron Ramsdale will be lucky to get one game under his belt with Pope and Pickford ahead of him.

Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil)

Luckily for Arsenal, the two Gabi’s are not sure starters for Brazil. As they both play in attack, it would be a spot of luck that they play together. Given the tenacity both players play with, let’s hope they are used sparingly for their country – thankfully there is plenty of firepower and competition in the Brazil ranks.

William Saliba (France)

Saliba will play. It would be absolutely insane if he didn’t. France are expected to go a long way in this competition too but Saliba has shown no signs of being injury prone, and playing on the biggest stage of them all will be invaluable experience for the young Gunners defender.

Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)

Xhaka will play every match for Switzerland as he is one of their key figureheads. However, the good news for Mikel Arteta is that the Swiss side are not expected to make it very far in this competition. Still, Xhaka will relish in the opportunity to represent his country.

Thomas Partey (Ghana)

Ghana are the underdogs of this competition and I think they could go further than many others would predict. Partey has been Arsenal’s most important player this season so hopefully he can come back fresh.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan)

One thing you can guarantee with Tomiyasu is that he will always give his 100%. In the short stint that Japan are expected to have in this year’s World Cup, Tomiyasu could win the hearts of many across the globe.

Matt Turner (USA)

Turner’s involvement in the World Cup doesn’t matter too much as far as Arsenal are concerned. The club will just hope that he gets a good runout and that his confidence improves.

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