Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Kieran Gibbs, Johan Djourou and Aaron Ramsey will not be on international duty this week after withdrawing from their respective national squads.

Van Persie is suffering from 'flu and has been replaced in the Holland squad by Luuk de Jong ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Austria.

Gibbs has dropped out of England Under-21s' friendly with Italy, Fabregas will not feature for Spain against Portugal, Djourou will miss Switzerland's friendly in Malta and Ramsey is out of Wales' clash with the Republic of Ireland.

Look out for a full International Watch on Arsenal.com later today.

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