Fourteen members of the Arsenal first team were called up by their countries for the recent international fixtures. Here is a digest of all the games featuring the Gunners.

Player Profile - Robin van Persie


Robin van Persie
Netherlands 5-3 Hungary, March 29

Hungary 0-4 Netherlands, March 25

Robin van Persie scored for Holland as they beat Hungary 5-3 on Tuesday. He opened the scoring after 13 minutes but was forced off with a reported knee injury before half time. The forward will return to Arsenal ahead of Saturday's game against Blackburn and will be assessed by the Club's medical staff. Van Persie was also on the scoresheet as Holland cruised to a 4-0 win over Hungary on Friday night. He put Bert van Marwijk’s side four goals ahead when he tapped into an empty net after 62 minutes net following good work from Gregory van der Wiel.


Player Profile - Jack Wilshere


Jack Wilshere
England 1-1 Ghana, March 29
Wales 0-2 England, March 26
Jack Wilshere played 69 minutes of England’s 1-1 draw with Ghana on Tuesday. Wilshere played 82 minutes of the 2-0 victory in Wales on Saturday. The 19-year-old was hugely impressive alongside Frank Lampard and Scott Parker in midfield. The win moves Fabio Capello’s side onto ten points in Group G and level with Montenegro.

Player Profile - Samir Nasri

Player Profile - Gael Clichy

Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna
France 0-0 Croatia, March 29
Luxembourg 0-2 France, March 25
Samir Nasri played 87 minutes and Gael Clichy played the full 90 minutes as France drew 0-0 with Croatia on Tuesday. Nasri and Bacary Sagna played the full 90 minutes as Les Bleus beat Luxembourg 2-0 on Friday night. Nasri, who was captain for the night, had a hand in the opening goal when his free kick was headed home by Phillip Mexes after 28 minutes. Yoann Gourcuff added a second to seal the win 18 minutes from time as France extended their lead at the top of Group D.


Player Profile - Tomas Rosicky

Czech Republic

Tomas Rosicky
Czech Republic 2-0 Liechtenstein, March 29
Spain 2-1 Czech Republic, March 25
Tomas Rosicky played 84 minutes of Czech Republic’s 2-0 win over Liechtenstein on Tuesday. Goals either side of half time from Milan Baros and Michal Kadlec gave Michal Bílek's side victory. The Arsenal man played the full 90 minutes as they went down 2-1 in Spain on Friday night. Jaroslav Plasil’s stunning long-rang effort had the Czechs heading for a surprise victory before David Villa’s late brace turned the game around.

Player Profile - Nicklas Bendtner


Nicklas Bendtner
Slovakia 1-2 Denmark, March 29
Norway 1-1 Denmark, March 26
Nicklas Bendtner played 76 minutes of Denmark’s 2-1 win in Slovakia on Tuesday. He played the full 90 minutes as Morten Olsen’s team drew 1-1 in Norway on Saturday.

Player Profile - Andrey Arshavin


Andrey Arshavin
Qatar 1-1 Russia, March 29
Armenia 0-0 Russia, March 26
Andrey Arshavin played the full 90 minutes as Russia drew 1-1 with Qatar on Tuesday. Arshavin also played 90 minutes before being substituted in second-half stoppage time as Russia drew 0-0 with Armenia on Saturday.

Player Profile - Emmanuel Eboue

Ivory Coast

Emmanuel Eboue
Ivory Coast 2-1 Benin, March 26
Emmanuel Eboue played 45 minutes before being substituted as Ivory Coast beat Benin 2-0 on Saturday.

Player Profile - Aaron Ramsey


Aaron Ramsey
Wales 0-2 England, March 26
Aaron Ramsey captained Wales and played the full 90 minutes as Gary Speed’s side went down 2-0 against England on Saturday. The Arsenal midfielder was appointed skipper ahead of the game at the Millennium Stadium but couldn’t prevent Wales suffering a disappointing defeat in Cardiff. Frank Lampard put England ahead from the penalty spot after just seven minutes and Darren Bent added a second on 14 minutes. Wales remain without a point and bottom of Group G.

Player Profile - Marouane Chamakh


Marouane Chamakh
Algeria 1-0 Morocco, March 27
Marouane Chamakh played 90 minutes as Morocco went down 1-0 in Algeria on Sunday.

Player Profile - Carlos Vela


Carlos Vela
Mexico 1-1 Venezuela, March 29

Mexico 3-1 Paraguay, March 26

Carlos Vela was a half-time substitute as Mexico drew 1-1 with Venezuela on Tuesday. Vela, currently on loan at West Brom, also came off the bench during Mexico’s 3-1 win over Paraguay on Saturday.

Player Profile - Henri Lansbury


Henri Lansbury and Kieran Gibbs
England U21 1-2 Iceland U21, March 28
Denmark U21 0-4 England U21, March 24
Henri Lansbury and Kieran Gibbs didn’t feature as England Under-21s lost 2-1 against Iceland on Monday. The Arsenal pair were not involved as the Young Lions beat Denmark 4-0 on Thursday. Goals from Danny Welbeck, Scott Sinclair, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson gave Stuart Pearce’s side a comfortable victory in Viborg.

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29 Mar 2011