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

Player Profile - Samir Nasri

Player Profile - Bacary Sagna

Samir Nasri, Bacary Sagna and Abou Diaby
Poland 0-1 France, June 9
Ukraine 1-4 France, June 6
Belarus 1-1 France, June 3
Bacary Sagna and Abou Diaby helped France to a 1-0 victory over Wojciech Szczesny’s Poland on Thursday. Sagna completed the full 90 minutes while Diaby was substituted at half time. Tomasz Jodlowiec’s own goal in the 14th minute was enough to give Laurent Blanc’s side victory. Diaby was also a 76th-minute substitute as France beat Ukraine 4-1 on Monday. The Arsenal midfielder replaced Mamadou Sakho and saw Blanc’s side score three goals in the final three minutes to record an impressive away win. Samir Nasri, Sagna and Diaby all started as France drew 1-1 with Belarus in a Euro 2012 Qualifier on Friday. Florent Malouda cancelled out Eric Abidal’s own goal ensuring Les Bleus side remain top of Group D. Nasri and Sagna completed the full 90 minutes while Diaby was replaced after 73 minutes.

Player Profile - Wojciech Szczesny


Wojciech Szczesny
Poland 0-1 France, June 9
Poland 2-1 Argentina, June 5
Wojciech Szczesny played the full 90 minutes as Poland lost against France on Thursday. Szczesny also played the full 90 minutes as Poland beat Argentina 2-1 on Sunday.

Player Profile - Robin van Persie


Robin van Persie
Uruguay 1-1 Holland, June 8
Brazil 0-0 Holland, June 4
Robin van Persie played the full 90 minutes as Holland drew 1-1 with Uruguay on Wednesday. Dirk Kuyt cancelled out Luis Suarez’s opener two minutes into injury time to earn a draw for Bert van Marwijk’s side. Van Persie also played 64 minutes before being substituted as Holland drew 0-0 with Brazil on Saturday.

Player Profile - Thomas Vermaelen


Thomas Vermaelen
Belgium 1-1 Turkey, June 3
Thomas Vermaelen was a half-time substitute as Belgium drew 1-1 with Turkey in a Euro 2012 Qualifier on Friday. The Arsenal defender was representing his country for the first time since picking up the Achilles injury on international duty in September that saw him miss virtually the whole season. Belgium are now second in Group A, seven points behind Germany.

Player Profile - Jack Wilshere

Player Profile - Theo Walcott

Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott
England 2-2 Switzerland, June 4
Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott both started as England drew 2-2 with Switzerland on Saturday. Fabio Capello’s side were 2-0 down before Wilshere was felled inside the area by Johan Djourou and Frank Lampard converted from the spot. Ashley Young levelled in the second half ensuring England stay top of Group G on goal difference.

Player Profile - Johan Djourou


Johan Djourou
England 2-2 Switzerland, June 4
Johan Djourou played the full 90 minutes as Switzerland drew 2-2 with England on Saturday. Two free-kicks from Tranquillo Barnetta gave Ottmar Hitzfeld’s side an early two-goal lead before Djourou’s late lunge on Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere handed England a lifeline. Frank Lampard scored from the spot and Ashley Young levelled after 51 minutes. The draw at Wembley means Switzerland stay third in Group G.

Player Profile - Andrey Arshavin


Andrey Arshavin
Russia 0-0 Cameroon, June 7
Russia 3-1 Armenia, June 4
Andrey Arshavin didn’t feature as Russia drew 0-0 with Cameroon on Tuesday but he did play the full 90 minutes as Dick Advocaat’s side beat Armenia 3-1 in a Euro 2012 Qualifier on Saturday. Roman Pavlyuchenko scored a hat-trick to leave Russia second in Group B.

Player Profile - Tomas Rosicky

Czech Republic

Tomas Rosicky
Japan 0-0 Czech Republic, June 7
Peru 0-0 Czech Republic, June 4
Tomas Rosicky didn’t feature as Czech Republic played out goalless draws with Peru and Japan.

Player Profile - Nicklas Bendtner


Nicklas Bendtner
Iceland 0-2 Denmark, June 4
Nicklas Bendtner played the full 90 minutes as Denmark beat Iceland 2-0 in a Euro 2012 Qualifier on Saturday.

Player Profile - Henri Lansbury


Henri Lansbury
European Under-21 Championships, June 11 - June 25
England Under-21s 2-0 Norway Under-21s, June 5
Henri Lansbury has been called up to the England squad for this month’s European Under-21s Championships in Denmark. Stuart Pearce’s side begin their campaign on June 12 against Spain in Herning. They then meet Ukraine at the same venue on June 15 and finish their Group B fixtures on June 19 against Czech Republic. Kieran Gibbs was initially in the squad but was forced to withdrawn due to an ankle injury. The Arsenal pair were both half-time substitutes as the Young Lions beat Norway 2-0 on Sunday.


Player Profile - Marouane Chamakh


Marouane Chamakh
Morocco 4-0 Algeria, June 4
Marouane Chamakh was on the scoresheet as Morocco beat Algeria 4-0 on Saturday. Mehdi Benatia put Morocco ahead and the Arsenal striker doubled the lead after 39 minutes. Eric Gerets’s side scored a further two goals in the second half to record a comfortable win.

Player Profile - Emmanuel Eboue

Ivory Coast

Emmanuel Eboue
Benin 2-6 Ivory Coast, June 5
Emmanuel Eboue played the full 90 minutes as Ivory Coast beat Benin 6-2 on Sunday.

Player Profile - Aaron Ramsey


Aaron Ramsey
Wales 2-0 Northern Ireland, May 27
Wales 1-3 Scotland, May 25
Aaron Ramsey was on the scoresheet for Wales as they beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in the Nations Cup on Friday. The Arsenal midfielder gave his side the lead after 35 minutes and Robert Earnshaw sealed the win late in the second half. Ramsey was also a 61st-minute substitute as Wales went down 3-1 against Scotland on Wednesday. Earnshaw had given Gary Speed’s side a half-time lead in Dublin but West Brom midfielder James Morrison equalised shortly after the break. Ramsey was introduced just after the hour mark but goals from Kenny Miller and Christophe Berra gave Scotland victory.

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9 Jun 2011