You can follow the progress of Arsenal's stars during the current Premier League break by reading our International Watch. Find out how our first-team stars are faring with their respective nations below.

Player Profile - Theo Walcott

Player Profile - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Poland v England, October 17
England 5-0 San Marino
, October 12
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was a second-half substitute as England drew against Poland in Warsaw. Oxlade-Chamberlain replaced Wayne Rooney in the 73rd minute. The Arsenal youngster scored his first international goal last Friday as Roy Hodgson's side beat San Marino 5-0. Theo Walcott picked up an injury in that game which ruled him out of Wednesday's clash.

Player Profile - Olivier Giroud

Player Profile - Laurent Koscielny

Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny
Spain 1-1 France, October 16
France 0-1 Japan, October 12

Olivier Giroud's last-gasp equaliser earned France a point in Spain. Giroud came on in the 88th minute before clinically heading home a cross from Franck Ribery in the dying stages. Centre back Laurent Koscielny played 90 minutes. The pair had also featured in Friday's disappointing loss to Japan in Paris.


Player Profile - Lukas Podolski

Player profile - Per Mertesacker

Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker
Germany 4-4 Sweden, October 16
Ireland 1-6 Germany
, October 12
Per Mertesacker scored as Germany relinquished a 4-0 lead to draw with Sweden in Berlin. Mertesacker made it 3-0 before the break, volleying in Thomas Muller's cross. Lukas Podolski replaced Marco Reus in the 88th minute. Both had featured in the emphatic 6-1 win against Ireland on Friday night. Mertesacker played the full 90 minutes while Podolski was brought on midway through the second half.

Player Profile - Santi Cazorla


Santi Cazorla
Spain 1-1 France, October 16
Belarus 0-4 Spain, October 12
Santi Cazorla replaced David Silva in the 13th minute of Spain's draw against France. The creative midfielder started on Friday as the World Cup holders cruised to a comfortable victory over Belarus in Minsk.

Player Profile - Thomas Vermaelen


Thomas Vermaelen
Belgium 2-0 Scotland, October 16
Serbia 0-3 Belgium, October 12

Thomas Vermaelen started as Belgium beat Scotland in Brussels on Tuesday. The Arsenal skipper also played 90 minutes as Marc Wilmots' side won impressively against Serbia on Friday night.


Player Profile - Johan Djourou


Johan Djourou
Iceland 0-2 Switzerland, October 16
Switzerland 1-1 Norway, October 12
Johan Djourou was part of the Switzerland defence that kept a clean sheet in their 2-0 win over Iceland. Djourou also started on Friday night as Ottmar Hitzfeld's side were held at home by Norway.

Player Profile - Aaron Ramsey


Aaron Ramsey
Croatia 2-0 Wales, October 16
Wales 2-1 Scotland, October 12
Aaron Ramsey was suspended for Wales' defeat in Croatia. The midfielder picked up his second booking of the qualifying campaign as Chris Coleman's side came from behind to beat Scotland on Friday.

Player Profile - Gervinho

Ivory Coast

Senegal 0-2 Ivory Coast (abandoned after 76 minutes), October 13
Gervinho started Ivory Coast's abandoned African Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal. Two Didier Drogba strikes had given the Elephants a 6-2 aggregate lead before crowd trouble led to the game being abandoned after 76 minutes.

Player Profile - Nicklas Bendtner


Nicklas Bendtner
Italy 3-1 Denmark, October 16
Bulgaria 1-1 Denmark, October 12
Nicklas Bendtner was booked as Denmark lost to Italy in Milan. The striker had scored in Friday's draw with Bulgaria, equalising after Dimitar Rangelov had given the hosts the lead.

Player Profile - Joel Campbell

Costa Rica

Joel Campbell
Costa Rica 7-0 Guyana, October 17
El Salvador 0-1 Costa Rica, October 13
Joel Campbell came on in the 69th minute as Costa Rica thrashed Guyana in San Jose. The 20-year-old was an unused substitute in Saturay's win over El Salvador.

Player Profile - Ryo Miyaichi


Japan 0-4 Brazil, October 16
Ryo was a late substitute in Japan's heavy defeat to Brazil. The winger replaced Hiroshi Kiyotake in the 90th minute.

Ju Young Park

South Korea

Ju Young Park
Iran 1-0 South Korea, October 16
Ju Young Park played the full 90 minutes of South Korea’s defeat to Iran. The striker was booked in stoppage time. 

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16 Oct 2012