Internationals: Alexis in action

Alexis in action for Chile
Alexis in action for Chile

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


Petr Cech
Czech RepublicPetr Cech, Tomas Rosicky 
Friday, May 27, Czech Republic 6-0 Malta 
Wednesday, June 1, Czech Republic 2-1 Russia 
Sunday, June 5, Czech Republic v South Korea 


Tomas Rosicky celebrated his call up for Euro 2016 by scoring as the Czech Republic came from behind to beat Russia. The midfielder equalised four minutes into the second half in Austria, before substitute Tomas Necid scored a 90th-minute winner. Aleksandr Kokorin had given Russia an early lead. Five days before, Petr Cech celebrated becoming the Czech Republic’s all-time most capped player by keeping a clean sheet in the comprehensive win over Malta. On the Arsenal goalkeeper’s 119th international appearance, Jaroslav Plasil, Milan Skoda and Roman Hubnik gave Pavel Vrba’s side a comfortable lead at the break, and David Lafata, Necid and Patrik Schick all scored after half-time to add further gloss to the scoreline. Rosicky also started and played 66 minutes.


Hector Bellerin
SpainHector Bellerin
Sunday, May 29, Spain 3-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Wednesday, June 1, Spain 6-1 Korea Republic 

Hector Bellerin provided an assist in Spain's convincing 6-1 victory over South Korea on Wednesday. The Arsenal full-back, who made his international debut on Sunday, also completed the full 90 minutes as La Roja beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-1. 



Olivier Giroud
FranceOlivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny
Monday, May 30, France 3-2 Cameroon
Saturday, June 4, France v Scotland

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny have been called up to France's Euro 2016 squad. Giroud's goal helped France to win their entertaining friendly against Cameroon in Nantes. The Arsenal striker scored just before half-time, expertly guiding Paul Pogba's cross into the far corner. Blaise Matuidi had given Les Bleus the lead after 20 minutes but Vincent Aboubakar quickly equalised. It looked as though Giroud's 41st-minute volley would be the winner but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting levelled with two minutes to go, before Dimitri Payet's stunning free-kick won the game for the hosts. Giroud played 65 minutes and Koscielny the full 90.



Calum Chambers
England Under-21sCalum Chambers
Thursday, May 19, England Under-21s 1-0 Portugal Under-20s
Monday, May 23, England Under-21s 7-1 Guinea Under-23s
Wednesday, May 25, Paraguay Under-23s 0-4 England Under-21s
Friday, May 27, Japan Under-23s 0-1 England Under-21s
Sunday, May 29, France Under-20s 1-2 England Under-21s

Calum Chambers helped England Under-21s to win the Toulon Tournament on May 29. The Arsenal defender played the entirety of the final against hosts France. Lewis Baker and Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored to put Gareth Southgate's side 2-0 ahead and they held on to win the tournament for the first time in 22 years, despite Abdou Diallo pulling a goal back late on. Chambers also started every game en route to the final. 



David Ospina ColombiaDavid Ospina
Sunday, May 29, Colombia 3-1 Haiti

David Ospina played in Colombia's friendly victory against Haiti on Sunday night. Dayro Moreno gave Jose Pekerman's side the lead early on, with Juan Cuadrado and Roger Martinez also scoring for Colombia. Wilde-Donald Guerrier had equalised 10 minutes before the break in Miami.   



Granit XhakaSwitzerlandGranit Xhaka 
Saturday, May 28, Switzerland 1-2 Belgium 
Friday, June 3, Switzerland v Moldova

Granit Xhaka has been called up to Switzerland's squad for Euro 2016. Xhaka completed 90 minutes as Switzerland were beaten by Belgium in Geneva. Blerim Dzemaili gave the hosts the lead but goals from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne secured victory for Marc Wilmots' side.



Jack Wilshere EnglandJack Wilshere
Sunday, May 22, England 2-1 Turkey
Friday, May 27, England 2-1 Australia
Thursday, June 2, England v Portugal

Jack Wilshere has been called up to England's squad for Euro 2016. Wilshere started and played the first half of England’s friendly victory over Australia in Sunderland. Debutant Marcus Rashford gave Roy Hodgson’s team the lead after just 138 seconds and Wayne Rooney doubled the advantage 10 minutes after the break. Eric Dier then scored an own goal two minutes after coming on as a 73rd-minute substitute, but England held on for their win.  Wilshere made his first international appearance since June 2015 as England beat Turkey 2-1 on May 22. The midfielder played 67 minutes at Etihad Stadium. Harry Kane opened the scoring for Hodgson's side but Hakan Calhanoglu equalised soon after. Kane then missed a penalty in the second half, but Jamie Vardy scored the winner with seven minutes remaining. 



Alex Iwobi NigeriaAlex Iwobi
Friday, May 27, Nigeria 1-0 Mali
Tuesday, May 31, Luxembourg 1-3 Nigeria

Alex Iwobi started for Nigeria in their 3-1 friendly win over Luxembourg. Brown Ideye, Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo all scored for the Super Eagles, with Iwobi playing 69 minutes. The Arsenal youngster also started in Nigeria's 1-0 friendly win over Mali. Iheanacho scored the game's only goal late on, three minutes after replacing Iwobi - who played 74 minutes.  



Joel Campbell Costa RicaJoel Campbell
Saturday, May 28, Costa Rica 2-1 Venezuela
Joel Campbell assisted a goal and completed the duration of Costa Rica's friendly win over Venezuela in San Jose. Salomon Rondon gave the visitors the lead but Campbell set up Cristian Gamboa to equalise after 40 minutes, before Ariel Rodriguez scored the winner just after the break. 



Friday, May 27, Chile 1-2 Jamaica
Thursday, June 2, Mexico 1-0 Chile

Alexis played the full 90 minutes of Chile’s friendly defeat against Jamaica in Vina del Mar. Clayton Donaldson and Joel Grant scored either side of the break to put the visitors in control and, though Nicolas Castillo pulled one back, Chile could not find an equaliser.
Alexis played 82 minutes of Chile’s 1-0 friendly defeat against Mexico. Javier Hernandez got the only goal of the game four minutes from the end to consign La Roja to defeat in their final warm-up game ahead of the Copa America Centenario. 



Mesut Ozil GermanyMesut Ozil
Sunday, May 29, Germany 1-3 Slovakia
Saturday, June 4, Germany v Hungary

Mesut Ozil has been called up to Germany's squad for Euro 2016. Ozil did not take part in Germany's 3-1 defeat to Slovakia in Augsburg.



Aaron Ramsey WalesAaron Ramsey
Sunday, June 5, Sweden v Wales

Aaron Ramsey has been called up to Wales' squad for Euro 2016 ahead of their upcoming friendly against Sweden.




Wojciech Szczesny PolandWojciech Szczesny
Wednesday, June 1, Poland 1-2 Netherlands

Wojciech Szczesny played the full 90 minutes of Poland’s friendly defeat against the Netherlands. Vincent Janssen opened the scoring, before Artur Jedrzejczyk equalised in the second half. Georginio Wijnaldum restored the Dutch’s advantage 15 minutes from the end to condemn Poland to a defeat in their final game before this summer's European Championship.


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