Twelve members of the Arsenal first team were called up by their countries for the recent international fixtures and here's a digest of all the games featuring the Gunners.

Player Profile - Samir Nasri

Player Profile - Gael Clichy

Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Abou Diaby
France 2-0 Luxembourg, October 12

France 2-0 Romania, October 9
Gael Clichy, Abou Diaby and Samir Nasri all featured for France as they beat Luxembourg 2-0 in a Euro 2012 qualifier on Tuesday night. Clichy and Diaby played the full 90 minutes while Nasri came on as a 63rd-minute substitute as goals either side of half time from Karim Benzema and and Yoann Gourcuff gave France victory in Metz. Les Bleus had previously beaten Romania 2-0 on Saturday meaning they took a maximum six points from the international break and sit top of Group D with nine points. Clichy played the whole match and Nasri featured for 74 minutes before being substituted against the Romanians. Loic Remy came off the bench to score the opener seven minutes from time and then Nasri’s replacement, Gourcuff, sealed the win deep into injury time. Diaby didn’t feature. Bacary Sagna missed both wins with a thigh injury. Stay close to for official news of the defender's expected lay-off later this week.

Player Profile - Tomas Rosicky

Czech Republic

Tomas Rosicky
Liechtenstein 0-2 Czech Republic, October 12

Czech Republic 1-0 Scotland, October 8
Tomas Rosicky played 90 minutes and helped the Czech Republic to a 2-0 win against Liechtenstein on Tuesday to give them maximum points from their two Euro 2012 qualifiers over the international break. The Arsenal midfielder set up first-half goals for both Tomas Necid and Vaclav Kedlec to give the Czechs their second victory in a week. Rosicky also played 90 minutes as Michal Bílek’s side beat Scotland 1-0 on Friday thanks to Roman Hubnik’s goal after 69 minutes. The wins leave Czech Republic second in Group I with six points, three behind leaders Spain.

Player Profile - Andrey Arshavin


Andrey Arshavin
Macedonia 0-1 Russia, October 12

Ireland 2-3 Russia, October 8
Andrey Arshavin played 81 minutes before being substituted as Russia beat Macedonia 1-0 on Tuesday night. Alexander Kerzhakov scored the only goal of the game in the eighth minute to give Arshavin's side victory in Skopje. The win was Russia's second victory of the international break after they beat Ireland 3-2 on Friday, with the Arsenal midfielder playing the full 90 minutes as he helped his country to victory in Dublin. Dick Advocaat’s side were two goals to the good at the break thanks to strikes from Kerzhakov and Alan Dzagoev and went further ahead when Roman Shirokov scored five minutes into the second half. Robbie Keane and Shane Long pulled two goals back to make it a nervy end to the night - but Russia held on. The two wins leave Russia top of Group B with nine points from four games.


Player Profile - Jack Wilshere


Jack Wilshere
England 0-0 Montenegro, October 12
England Under-21s 2-1 Romania Under-21s, October 8
Jack Wilshere was an unused substitute for England as they played out a frustrating 0-0 draw with Montenegro on Tuesday night. Neither side could find the breakthrough in the Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley and the point leaves Fabio Capello's side second in Group G with seven points. They are three behind Montenegro though the Three Lions do have a game in hand. Wilshere had previously been part of the Under-21 squad and played 90 minutes before being substituted in stoppage time as England Under-21s beat Romania 2-1 on Friday night. In front of a packed house at Carrow Road, the 18-year-old set up the winner seven minutes from time when he flicked the ball to Chris Smalling to find the roof of the net from a yard.

Player Profile - Henri Lansbury


Henri Lansbury
Romania Under-21s 0-0 England Under-21s, October 12

England Under-21s 2-1 Romania Under-21s, October 8
Henri Lansbury came on as a 62nd-minute substitute as England Under-21s drew 0-0 with Romania on Tuesday to book their place at next summer’s European Under-21 Championships in Denmark. The Arsenal man replaced Daniel Sturridge and despite a lot of late Romanian pressure, he helped England successfully defend their 2-1 lead from the first leg. Lansbury was an unused substitute in the first game at Carrow Road. "I was disappointed not to get on but the boys put in a good performance," said Lansbury after the game on Friday.

Player Profile - Vito Mannone


Vito Mannone
Belarus Under-21 3-0 (aet) Italy Under-21, October 12

Italy Under-21s 2-0 Belarus Under-21s, October 8
Vito Mannone played every minute of Italy Under-21s’ two-legged European Championship play off against Belarus as they suffered a surprise 3-2 aggregate defeat. The Italians took a 2-0 lead into the game on Tuesday after a win on Friday night, but went down 3-0 after extra time in Borisov. Two goals in the opening five minutes from Belarussian striker Vladimir Yurchanko took the game in extra time and then Oleg Veretilo secured a famous victory in the 96th minute. In the first leg, goals from Mattia Destro and Stefano Okaka-Chuka were enough to give Italy the win though they couldn't hold on in the return leg.

Player Profile - Marouane Chamakh


Marouane Chamakh
Tanzania 0-1 Morocco, October 9
Marouane Chamakh played 88 minutes for Morocco as they beat Tanzania 1-0 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Mounir El Hamdaoui scored the only goal of the game after 42 minutes to give the Moroccans a narrow victory.

Player Profile - Emmanuel Eboue

Ivory Coast

Emmanuel Eboue
Burundi 0-1 Ivory Coast, October 9
Emmanuel Eboue played the full 90 minutes as Ivory Coast recorded a slender 1-0 victory over Burundi on Saturday. The only goal of the game was scored by Romaric N'Dr after 33 minutes.

Player Profile - Wojciech Szczesny


Wojciech Szczesny
Poland Under-20s 0-1 Germany Under-20s, October 10
Wojciech Szczesny played the full 90 minutes for Poland Under-20s as they lost 1-0 against Germany on Sunday. Cenk Tosun scored the winner in Wloclawek after 63 minutes to give the Germans the win.

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12 Oct 2010