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Aubameyang shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named on the 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.

Our striker was among the first 10 players confirmed as contenders for the prestigious award, after winning the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season at the club.

The winner of the prize will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, December 2.

The shortlist so far:

Sadio Mane (Liverpool) 
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) 
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) 
Dusan Tadic (Ajax) 
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) 
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) 
Donny van de Beek (Ajax) 
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
Heung-min Son (Tottenham Hotspur)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

International

Internationals: Who's playing and when?

Nicolas Pepe

A number of our first-team stars will be in international action over the November break.

After we announced that Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock would be joining up with England Under-21s this month, here's who else will be involved:
 
Lucas Torreira has been named in the Uruguay squad for their international friendlies against Hungary in Budapest on Friday, November 15 and Argentina in Tel Aviv on Monday, November 18.
 
Emi Martinez will be hoping to feature for Argentina on that day, and also in their international friendly against Brazil in Riyadh on Friday, November 15.
 
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been called up to the Gabon squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against DR Congo on Thursday, November 14 and Angola on Sunday, November 17.
 
Nicolas Pepe has been included in the Ivory Coast squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Niger on Saturday, November 16 and Ethiopia on Tuesday, November 19.
 
Matteo Guendouzi has been named in France squad for their European Championship qualifiers against Moldova in Paris on Thursday, November 14 and Albania in Tirana on Sunday, November 17. Our midfielder was initially with the under-21s but was called up to the senior squad by Didier Deschamps to replace the injured Blaise Matuidi.
 
Sead Kolasinac has been called up for Bosnia & Herzegovina's European Championship qualifiers against Italy in Zenica on Friday, November 15 and Liechtenstein in Vaduz on Monday, November 18.

Granit Xhaka has been named in the Switzerland squad for their Euro qualifiers against Georgia on Friday, November 15 and Gibraltar on Monday, November 18.
 
And Gabriel Martinelli has been named in the Brazil Under-23 squad for their friendly against the United States in Gran Canaria on Thursday, November 14. They will play a second fixture on Sunday, November 17. The opponent will be confirmed in due course.