Gabriel Magalhaes could win his first-ever cap for Brazil after he was one of 16 members of our men’s first-team squad to be called up for their countries during the current international window.
The centre-back is part of a 23-man squad that will take on Bolivia and Peru in 2026 World Cup qualifying, and while he has been selected in squads before, Gabriel is now hoping to appear for the Selecao for the first time in those games. He will be joined on the trip by Gabriel Martinelli, who will be looking to add to his six caps, and Gabriel Jesus, who has 59 caps.
Four Gunners have been selected in the England squad for their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine, with Eddie Nketiah hoping to win his first senior cap.
The striker is joined by Declan Rice, Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka in the travelling party for the trip to Wroclaw in Poland where they will face teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko on Saturday, with the Three Lions currently top of the group with four wins from four, six points ahead of their opponents in second place.
Following that, Ukraine have another chance to cut the gap when they travel to Milan to face Italy the following week, for whom Jorginho has not been selected. Meanwhile, our English quartet will head north of the border to take on Scotland in a friendly to mark the 150th anniversary of the teams staging the first-ever international, with on-loan Kieran Tierney set for a quick reunion.
A host of other players will also try to help their nations boost their chances of reaching Euro 2024 in Germany next summer. William Saliba’s France will hope to continue their 100 per cent start when they host the Republic of Ireland in Paris, before they head to Dortmund for friendly action against Kai Havertz’s team. Germany also host Japan the week before when Kai will come up against Takehiro Tomiyasu’s side, who also have a fixture against Turkey.
Martin Odegaard will warm up for Norway’s qualifier against Georgia with a friendly against Jordan, with both games taking place in Oslo. Also in Norway’s qualifying group is Spain, who are trying to chase down Scotland at the top of the table, and David Raya’s team have an away game in Georgia before returning home to tackle Cyprus to try and reduce the deficit.
Jakub Kiwior’s Poland will aim to record victories against the Faroe Islands and Albania as they compete in a tight group that sees all five teams separated by six points, while Belgium head to Baku to take on Azerbaijan before hosting Estonia in Brussels in a pair of qualifiers, which could see Leandro Trossard and Karl Hein on opposite sides. The goalkeeper will also likely be in action when Sweden travel to Tallinn on Saturday.
When our Gunners will be in action
(all times BST)
Thursday, September 7
Norway (Odegaard) v Jordan
Friendly | Oslo | 6pm
France (Saliba) v Republic of Ireland
Euro 2024 qualifier | Paris | 7.45pm
Poland (Kiwior) v Faroe Islands
Euro 2024 qualifier | Warsaw | 7.45pm
Friday, September 8
Georgia v Spain (Raya)
Euro 2024 qualifier | Tbilisi | 5pm
Saturday, September 9
Brazil (Gabriel, Martinelli, Jesus) v Bolivia
World Cup qualifier | Belem | 1.45am
Azerbaijan v Belgium (Trossard)
Euro 2024 qualifier | Baku | 2pm
Ukraine (Zinchenko) v England (Nketiah, Ramsdale, Rice, Saka)
Euro 2024 qualifier | Wroclaw, Poland | 5pm
Estonia (Hein) v Sweden
Euro 2024 qualifier | Tallinn | 5pm
Germany (Havertz) v Japan (Tomiyasu)
Friendly | Wolfsburg | 7.45pm
Sunday, September 10
Albania v Poland (Kiwior)
Euro 2024 qualifier | Tirana | 7.45pm
Tuesday, September 12
Japan (Tomiyasu) v Turkey
Friendly | Genk, Belgium | 1.20pm
Italy v Ukraine (Zinchenko)
Euro 2024 qualifier | Milan | 7.45pm
Norway (Odegaard) v Georgia
Euro 2024 qualifier | Oslo | 7.45pm
Spain (Raya) v Cyprus
Euro 2024 qualifier | Granada | 7.45pm
Belgium (Trossard) v Estonia (Hein)
Euro 2024 qualifier | Brussels | 7.45pm
Scotland v England (Nketiah, Ramsdale, Rice, Saka)
Friendly | Glasgow | 7.45pm
Germany (Havertz) v France (Saliba)
Friendly | Dortmund | 8pm
Wednesday, September 13
Peru v Brazil (Gabriel, Martinelli, Jesus)
World Cup qualifier | Lima | 3am
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