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Internationals: Who’s going to the World Cup?

A number of our players will be involved at the World Cup this summer.

Scroll down to find out the latest call-ups:

Danny Welbeck in action for England

Danny Welbeck has been named in England’s confirmed 23-man squad for this summer’s tournament. Gareth Southgate’s side are in Group G and will face Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

Joel Campbell in action for Costa Rica

Joel Campbell has been included in Costa Rica’s confirmed 23-man squad for the World Cup. The 25-year-old scored and assisted against Uruguay in Fortaleza four years ago and will face Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland this time around.

Mesut Ozil has been named in Germany’s 27-man preliminary squad and has a good record at major tournaments, scoring in World Cup and European Championship knockout rounds against Algeria and Italy respectively. Joachim Low’s reigning champions will face Mexico, South Korea and Sweden in Group F.

Mohamed Elneny celebrates his goal against Cameroon

Mohamed Elneny has been listed in the preliminary squad for Egypt’s first World Cup in 28 years. Hector Cuper’s side will face Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A.

Alex Iwobi has been included in Nigeria’s 30-man preliminary squad, hoping to follow in his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha’s footsteps by representing his country at a World Cup. The Super Eagles are in Group D and will face Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.

David Ospina in action for Colombia

David Ospina has been named in Colombia’s 35-man preliminary squad, having helped his country reach the World Cup quarter-finals four years ago in Brazil. Jose Pekerman’s side will face Japan, Poland and Senegal in Group H.

Nacho Monreal has been named in Spain's 23-man confirmed squad for the tournament in Russia, where they are in Group B and will face Portugal, Morocco and Iran.

Switzerland will confirm their 23-man squad on June 4.

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Arsenal partner with ‘Visit Rwanda’

The Rwanda Development Board, through their subsidiary, the Rwanda Convention Bureau, has become our first official sleeve partner as part of the country’s drive to become a leading global tourist destination, using ‘Visit Rwanda’ messaging. 

The three-year deal will also see ‘Visit Rwanda’ become our official Tourism Partner. The ‘Visit Rwanda’ logo will feature on the left sleeve of all our teams next season. The new kit for season 2018/19 was unveiled on May 22.

Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with a booming tourism sector that has seen the number of visitors double in the last decade. The country’s national parks are attracting record number of tourists due to growing numbers of wildlife including black rhino, lions, zebra, chimpanzees and the famous mountain gorillas. Rwanda is also attracting new hotels and lodges across the country, making it easier to experience longer, unique and memorable vacations. 

Our chief commercial officer, Vinai Venkatesham, said: “This is an exciting partnership which will see us support Rwanda’s ambition to build their tourism industry. The country has been transformed in recent years and Arsenal’s huge following will bring Rwanda into people’s minds in a new and dynamic way.

The Arsenal shirt is seen 35 million times a day globally and we are one of the most viewed teams around the world. We look forward to working with the ‘Visit Rwanda’ team to further establish the country as a leading tourist destination.”

Rwanda is ranked as the second easiest place to do business in Africa by the World Bank and has been awarded for its leadership in tourism and competitiveness by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Economic Forum respectively.

Rwanda Development Board chief executive officer, Clare Akamanzi, said: “We're thrilled to be partnering with Arsenal and showcasing the vibrancy and beauty of our country.  Rwanda is a country pulsing with energy, creativity and innovation.

“Visit Rwanda and discover why we are the second fastest growing economy in Africa.  Investors in Rwanda are able to register their businesses in only six hours and prepare to enjoy the opportunities accrued from the free trade agreements that we’ve signed with over 50 countries.

“Renowned for our incredible and unique Mountain Gorilla tracking experience, tourists can also enjoy a variety of water sports, cycling, hiking, bird watching to list a few of the tourist attractions available while in Rwanda.”

Players from our men’s and women’s teams will visit Rwanda and club coaches will host coaching camps to support the development of the game for boys and girls in the country.

‘Visit Rwanda’ will gain global exposure through branding on matchday LED boards at Emirates Stadium, all the interview backdrops and a broad range of other marketing rights.


Asano to join Hannover 96 on loan

Takuma Asano

Takuma Asano has agreed to join German side Hannover 96 on loan next season.

The 23-year-old joined us in July 2016 before spending two seasons on loan at VfB Stuttgart where he scored five goals and was part of the team that gained promotion to the Bundesliga in 2017.

Before joining us, the forward spent three years with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J-League, where he won two league titles, three Super Cups and the 2015 'Rookie of the Year' award.

We would like to wish Takuma well for his season at Hannover 96.

The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.


New numbers for Cech, Elneny, Xhaka and Bellerin

Arsenal celebrate against Atletico

Petr Cech, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin will all wear new shirt numbers next season.

Cech previously wore the No 33 shirt, but he will now be our No 1 for the 2018/19 campaign.
Elneny has moved from No 35 to the No 4 shirt.
Granit Xhaka previously wore No 29, but he will switch to No 34.
Hector Bellerin goes from No 24 to the No 2 shirt.
Any other alterations to shirt numbers will be communicated accordingly.

PUMA kit 2018/19

Arsenal and PUMA unveil 2018/19 home kit

Along with kit partner PUMA, we have officially unveiled our 2018/19 home kit through a series of exclusive videos and imagery.

Star players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil showcased our new strip, which features the red and white shirt synonymous with the club. The shirt sports a unique “pulse” design across the chest. The accompanying shorts are white with a red band along the top and the socks are white with the black PUMA cat on the front and have a red fold over top. 

The kit was created using a seamless evoKNIT that provides a lightweight ‘second skin’ feel, designed to move in harmony with the player’s movements.

The new home kit goes on sale at 9am on Friday, 1st June but you can pre-order the new kit now from Arsenal Direct…


Nketiah receives first England U-21 call-up

Eddie Nketiah has received his first call-up to the England Under-21 squad for this summer's Toulon Tournament.

The prolific young striker has been included in Aidy Boothroyd’s 20-man group alongside Ainsley Maitland-Niles, after helping us win the Premier League 2 title.

Nketiah scored eight goals in eight games for England Under-19s and will be looking for gametime in the group-stage matches against China, Mexico and Qatar.

Holders England kick off the tournament on May 26 against China, before facing Mexico three days later. The Young Lions will wrap up the group stage with a June 1 clash against Qatar.


Aaron Ramsey wins 2017/18 Goal of the Season

Congratulations to Aaron Ramsey - our No 8's stunning volley against CSKA Moscow has been voted as our Goal of the Season.

The Wales midfielder met Mesut Ozil's lofted pass before sumptuously volleying the ball over Igor Akinfeev with a backheel.

Ramsey's goal received almost half of the total votes cast, beating Olivier Giroud's overhead kick against Red Star Belgrade and Ozil's volley against Newcastle into second and third place respectively.

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England knocked out of under-17 Euros

Tyreece John-Jules in action for England Under-17s

Vontae Daley-Campbell, Bukayo Saka, Tyreece John-Jules and Folarin Balogun all featured as England Under-17s were beaten on penalties by the Netherlands in the Uefa Under-17 Championship semi-finals.

After a goalless 80 minutes, the match went to spot kicks, with Saka and John-Jules both scoring. Balogun stepped up with the score at 6-5 in sudden death, but his effort was well saved by Joey Koorevaar.


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