Sixteen members of the Arsenal first-team squad were called up by their countries for international friendlies this week. Here's a digest of all the games featuring the Gunners.

Player Profile - Gael Clichy

Player Profile - Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri
England 1-2 France, November 17
Bacary Sagna and Samir Nasri were instrumental in France’s 2-1 win over England on Wednesday night. Nasri dictated play from midfield and Sagna superbly set up his side’s second on a comfortable night for Laurent Blanc’s team at Wembley. Karim Benzema opened the scoring after 16 minutes when he played a neat one-two with Florent Malouda inside the area before drilling a low shot past Ben Foster at his near post. Nasri then began to control the pace of the game in midfield along with Mathieu Valbuena as Les Bleus went into half time in front. Sagna then created the second goal for Valbuena on 55 minutes when he crossed brilliantly for the midfielder to slot home from 12 yards. Sagna was substituted with just three minutes to go as France ran down the clock after Peter Crouch’s consolation a minute earlier. Gael Clichy was an unused substitute.

Player Profile - Theo Walcott

Player Profile - Kieran Gibbs

Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs
England 1-2 France, November 17

Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs played 45 and 72 minutes respectively for England as they lost 2-1 against France on Wednesday. Gibbs impressed at left back on his first start for his country and came up against the overlapping Bacary Sagna on numerous occasions. Walcott struggled to get into the game as England went down to an impressive France side.

Player Profile - Cesc Fabregas

Spain

Cesc Fabregas
Portugal 4-0 Spain, November 17
Cesc Fabregas came on as a half-time substitute for Spain as the world champions suffered a 4-0 defeat against Portugal on Wednesday. Fabregas came on with the score at 1-0 before Helder Postiga netted a brace and Hugo Almeida added a fourth on a disappointing night for Vicente del Bosque’s side in Lisbon.

Player Profile - Marouane Chamakh

Morocco

Marouane Chamakh
Northern Ireland 1-1 Morocco, November 17
Marouane Chamakh opened the scoring for Morocco as they drew 1-1 with Northern Ireland on Wednesday. The Arsenal man fortuitously put his side ahead ten minutes into the second half before being substituted with 19 minutes remaining. Rory Patterson equalised four minutes from time and the game in Belfast ended all-square.

Player Profile - Robin van Persie

Holland

Robin van Persie
Holland 1-0 Turkey, November 17
Robin van Persie came on as a half-time substitute for Holland as they beat Turkey 1-0 on Wednesday. Klass Jan Huntelaar scored the winner seven minutes after the break when he was played through and dinked the ball over goalkeeper Volkan Demirel.

Player Profile - Johan Djourou

Switzerland

Johan Djourou
Switzerland 2-2 Ukraine, November 17
Johan Djourou played the full 90 minutes on his return to the Switzerland side as they drew 2-2 with Ukraine on Wednesday. The Swiss twice lead through the prolific Alex Frei though Aleksandr Aliyev and then Yevhen Konoplyanka equalised for Ukraine.

Player Profile - Lukasz Fabianski

Poland

Lukasz Fabianski
Poland 3-1 Ivory Coast, November 17
Lukasz Fabianski played the full 90 minutes for Poland as they beat Ivory Coast 3-1 in Poznan on Wednesday. Robert Lewandowski put Franciszek Smuda’s side ahead after 19 minutes before Gervinho equalised on the stroke of half time. Second-half goals from Ludovic Obraniak and Lewandowski’s second gave Poland the win.

Player Profile - Tomas Rosicky

Czech Republic

Tomas Rosicky
Denmark 0-0 Czech Republic, November 17
Tomas Rosicky played 45 before being substituted as Czech Republic drew 0-0 with Denmark on Wednesday.

Player Profile - Andrey Arshavin

Russia

Andrey Arshavin
Russia 0-2 Belgium, November 17
Andrey Arshavin played the full 90 minutes as Russia lost 2-0 at home to Belgium on Wednesday. Romelo Lukaku scored goals either side of half time to inflict a surprise defeat on Dick Advocaat’s side.

Player Profile - Emmanuel Eboue

Ivory Coast

Emmanuel Eboue
Poland 3-1 Ivory Coast, November 17
Emmanuel Eboue played 54 minutes before being substituted in Ivory Coast’s 3-1 defeat against Poland on Wednesday.

Player Profile - Henri Lansbury

England

Henri Lansbury
Germany Under-21s 2-0 England Under-21s, November 16
Henri Lansbury incredibly ended up playing in goal for England Under-21s as they lost 2-0 against Germany on Tuesday. Half-time substitute goalkeeper Jason Steele was sent off after 58 minutes when he conceded a penalty for bringing down Boris Vukcevic and Lansbury was the man given the gloves for the final half an hour. His first task was to face Cenk Tosun’s penalty and although that was scored he stood firm and looked assured when Germany tried to pepper his goal when in range. The Arsenal man even made a fine point-blank save to tip over a German header and also held a six-yard volley from Max Beister.

Player Profile - Nicklas Bendtner

Denmark

Nicklas Bendtner
Denmark 0-0 Czech Republic, November 17
Nicklas Bendtner didn’t feature for Denmark as they played out a 0-0 draw with Czech Republic on Wednesday.

 

Player Profile - Wojciech Szczesny

Poland

Wojciech Szczesny
Switzerland Under-20s v Poland Under-20s, November 17
Wojciech Szczesny has been called up to the Poland Under-20 squad for a game against Switzerland on Wednesday.

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