International Watch: Gunners on duty

Kieran Gibbs in action for England

You can follow the progress of Arsenal's stars by reading our International Watch. Scroll down for the latest call-ups and reports: 


David OspinaColombiaDavid Ospina
Bahrain 0-6 Colombia, March 26
Colombia 3-1 Kuwait, March 30
David Ospina played the full 90 minutes as Colombia beat Kuwait 3-1 in Abu Dhabi. Abel Aguilar gave the South Americans the lead and, though Musaed Al Enazi equalised on the stroke of half-time, Edwin Cardona and Radamel Falcao secured victory after the break. Ospina also played in the comfortable 6-0 win over Bahrain. Carlos Bacca opened the scoring and Falcao netted twice before half-time, with Adrian Ramos, Johan Mojica and Andres Renteria on target after the break.



Laurent Koscielny FranceLaurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud
France 1-3 Brazil, March 26
France 2-0 Denmark, March 29
Olivier Giroud scored France’s second goal in their friendly victory over Denmark. Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for the Euro 2016 hosts before Giroud doubled the lead shortly before half-time. The striker and Laurent Koscielny both played 90 minutes, with Giroud also making a late cameo in France’s defeat against Brazil in Paris.



Alexis SanchezChileAlexis
Iran 2-0 Chile, March 26
Brazil 1-0 Chile, March 29
Alexis Sanchez played the entirety of Chile’s friendly defeat against Brazil at Emirates Stadium. Roberto Firmino scored the game’s only goal after 71 minutes. Alexis also played 45 minutes in La Roja’s defeat against Iran.



Mesut OzilGermanyMesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski
Germany 2-2 Australia, March 25
Georgia 0-2 Germany, March 29
Mesut Ozil completed 90 minutes and Lukas Podolski was introduced as a late substitute in Germany’s win over Georgia. Marco Reus and Thomas Muller scored for the world champions during the first half in Tbilisi. Podolski was on target after coming off the bench in Germany’s 2-2 draw against Australia in Kaiserslautern, a game in which Ozil played the entirety and captained Die Nationalmannschaft for the last half an hour.



Wojciech SzczesnyPolandWojciech Szczesny
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland, March 29
Wojciech Szczesny was an unused substitute in Poland’s 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland. Slawomir Peszko gave the visitors the lead in Dublin before Shane Long equalised in second-half stoppage time. 



France 1-3 Brazil, March 26
Brazil 1-0 Chile, March 29
Gabriel was an unused substitute as Roberto Firmino’s goal gave Brazil a 1-0 win over Chile at Emirates Stadium. The defender was also on the bench for the 3-1 win against France, where Oscar, Neymar and Luiz Gustavo secured an impressive victory after Raphael Varane had given the hosts the lead.  



Aaron RamseyWalesAaron Ramsey
Israel 0-3 Wales, March 28
Aaron Ramsey scored Wales’ opener as Chris Coleman’s team won comfortably in Israel. Gareth Bale doubled the advantage with a free-kick, before Ramsey set the Real Madrid forward up for a third in the closing stages.



Tomas RosickyCzech RepublicTomas Rosicky
Czech Republic 1-1 Latvia, March 28
Slovakia 1-0 Czech Republic, March 31
Tomas Rosicky played the entirety of Czech Republic’s 1-1 draw at home to Latvia. Aleksejs Visnakovs gave the visitors a surprise lead before Vaclav Pilar equalised in second-half stoppage time. The forward did not feature in the 1-0 defeat in Slovakia. Ondrej Duda scored the winner after 49 minutes to extend his country’s unbeaten streak to eight games.



Danny Welbeck EnglandKieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck
England 4-0 Lithuania, March 27
Italy 1-1 England, March 31
Danny Welbeck was named man of the match after claiming a goal and an assist in England’s 4-0 win against Lithuania. Wayne Rooney followed up Welbeck’s shot to give the hosts the lead before the Arsenal forward added a second. Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane completed the scoring. Theo Walcott played the final 14 minutes while Kieran Gibbs was an unused substitute. Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott both started in the 1-1 draw with Italy. Graziano Pelle gave Italy the lead but Andros Townsend scored from 20 yards to salvage a draw.



Joel Campbell Costa RicaJoel Campbell
Costa Rica 0-0 Paraguay
Panama 2-1 Costa Rica, April 1
Joel Campbell played 82 minutes of Costa Rica's goalless draw with Paraguay before he was replaced by Deyver Vega. The forward played 69 minutes of Costa Rica’s 2-1 defeat against Panama. Blas Perez and Luis Tejada gave the hosts a two-goal lead before Alvaro Saborio scored a consolation from the spot.




Santi Cazorla SpainSanti Cazorla
Spain 1-0 Ukraine, March 27
Netherlands 2-0 Spain, March 31
Santi Cazorla was a 74th-minute substitute in Spain’s 1-0 win against Ukraine. Alvaro Morata’s 28th-minute finish was enough to secure three points for Vicente del Bosque’s side. He then played 76 minutes of Spain’s 2-0 defeat against Netherlands. Stefan de Vrij gave the hosts the lead before Davy Klaassen secured the win three minutes later.


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