The 14 Arsenal players playing in the current international break

Martin Ødegaard #10 of Norway (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
Martin Ødegaard #10 of Norway (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images) /

Arsenal are top of the Premier League and in fine form, winning their last 5 games. However, they and manager Mikel Arteta will feel like the international has come at the wrong time. As much as we don’t like to admit it, international breaks are boring and annoying.

Still, it’s a good opportunity to watch how players represent their country and follow their journeys.

The 14 Arsenal players on international break

England – Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka

Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka have been selected by Gareth Southgate to represent England, with their first match being played tonight against Italy.

England U21 – Emile Smith Rowe

To further accommodate his return from injury, Mikel Arteta will hope that Emile Smith Rowe gets some invaluable minutes as he’s been called up for the England U21 side.

Ukraine – Oleksandr Zinchenko

It’s no surprise to see Zinny has been called up for Ukraine. Let’s just hope he has a word with international teammate Mudryk to remind him he made the wrong decision.

Italy – Jorginho

Jorginho has his first international involvement as European champions Italy hope to qualify for the competition again, after missing out on World Cup qualification.

Ghana – Thomas Partey

After a disappointing World Cup by their standards, Ghana hope to make it up to their passionate set of fans, with Thomas Partey at the heart of their midfield.

Scotland – Kieran Tierney

Where he struggles to get minutes for Arsenal, Tierney will certainly get them for Scotland.

Switzerland – Granit Xhaka

Xhaka plays with a lot of passion, and that won’t change as he represents his beloved Switzerland in this international break.

Norway – Martin Odegaard

With the injury to Haaland, Martin Odegaard becomes the primary player Norway will rely on in this international break.

Belgium – Leandro Trossard

Belgium are in dire times but with his new found form, Arsenal’s new signing Leandro Trossard will hope to turn their fortunes around.

Portugal U21 – Fabio Vieira

With hopes of living up to some great names like Ronaldo, Fabio Vieira will represent Portugal youth in their U21 team.

Poland – Jakub Kiwior

Arsenal new boy Kiwior will be in action for Poland in their hopes of qualifying for EURO.

USA – Matt Turner

Turner is number one for the USMNT. He’ll travel to North America to represent them once more.

Estonia – Karl Hein

That makes three Arsenal shot-stoppers who’ll represent their countries, as Karl Hein hopes to get some more caps for Estonia.

Which Arsenal player are you most anticipated to watch in this international break?