We head into the month of June following the end of the Premier League season which brings the upcoming internationals for some Arsenal stars.
The international games vary from friendlies to tournaments like the U21 European Championship, EURO Qualifiers, UEFA Nations League, CONCACAF Nations League and AFCON – to help all football fans get through until the new season starts.
Arsenal as usual have a good amount of players called up to play for their countries. The Gunners had an excellent campaign and a lot of players showcased their abilities and potential which led to them being called up to represent their respected nations. However there are a few players who missed out too.
William Saliba (France), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine), Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan), Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil) and Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast) have all been left out due to injuries. They will not be participating in any of the upcoming international fixtures but are expected to return for Arsenal’s pre-season games ahead of next season.
Leandro Trossard is another player who misses out on an international call-up. He had to undergo an operation after the end of the Premier League season. While his return date is uncertain, he is expected to be back in time for Arsenal’s pre-season fixtures in July.
Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Magalhaes have also been left out of the Brazil squad. However, Brazil might be rotating to test out other players as they are playing friendlies. There are no reported injuries to either of the players.
The 13 Arsenal players called up to represent their nations this month:
- England- Bukayo Saka, Aaron Ramsdale
- Scotland- Kieran Tierney
- Ghana- Thomas Partey
- USA- Folarin Balogun, Auston Trusty, Matt Turner
- Italy- Jorginho
- Switzerland- Granit Xhaka
- Norway- Martin Odegaard
- Iceland- Runar Alex Runarsson
- Estonia- Karl Hein
- Poland- Jakub Kiwior
Emile Smith-Rowe has been named in the England U21 squad as well as Fabio Vieira and Nuno Tavares in the Portugal U21 squad. They will travel along with their country for the upcoming U21 European Championship which takes place between July 21st-June 8th.
June international fixture list for Arsenal Players: (Time-zone in British Standard Time)
Thursday, June 15th
- 19:45 – Spain vs Italy – UEFA Nations League semi-final
Friday, June 16th
- 03:00 – USA vs Mexico – CONCACAF Nations League semi-final
- 19:45 – Malta vs England – EURO Qualifier
- 19:45 – Andorra vs Switzerland – EURO Qualifier
- 19:45 – Poland vs Germany – Friendly
Saturday, June 17th
- 17:00 – Norway vs Scotland – EURO Qualifier
- 17:00 – Azerbaijan vs Estonia – EURO Qualifier
- 19:45 – Iceland vs Slovakia – EURO Qualifier
Sunday, June 18th
- 15:00 – Madagascar vs Ghana – AFCON Qualifier
- 14:00 or 20:45 – Italy vs Netherlands or Croatia – UEFA Nations League third place play-off or final
- 23:00 or 01:30 on Monday – USA vs Panama or Canada – CONCACAF Nations League third place play-off or final
Monday, June 19th
- 19:45 – England vs North Macedonia – EURO Qualifier
- 19:45 – Switzerland vs Romania – EURO Qualifier
Tuesday, June 20th
- 19:45 – Scotland vs Georgia – EURO Qualifier
- 19:45 – Norway vs Cyprus – EURO Qualifier
- 19:45 – Iceland vs Portugal – EURO Qualifier
- 19:45 – Estonia vs Belgium – EURO Qualifier
- 19:45 – Moldova vs Poland – EURO Qualifier