International Watch: Gunners on duty

Olivier Giroud - France
Olivier Giroud

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


Santi Cazorla SpainSanti Cazorla, Nacho Monreal
Haiti 1-2 Spain, June 8
Spain 2-0 Republic of Ireland, June 12
Confederations Cup
Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal have been named in the provisional Spain squad for the upcoming Confederations Cup.
Cazorla was a second-half substitute as the world champions completed their Confederations Cup preparations with a 2-0 victory against Republic of Ireland in New York. The midfielder was introduced with 10 minutes to play and set up Juan Mata's late strike. Monreal was an unused substitute. Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas scored as Spain warmed up for the competition with a narrow 2-1 win over Haiti four days earlier.



Olivier Giroud FranceLaurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna, Olivier Giroud
Uruguay 1-0 France, June 5
Brazil 3-0 France, June 9
Olivier Giroud came off the bench for the final 20 minutes as France were beaten 3-0 by Brazil in Porto Alegre. All three goals came in the second half with Oscar, Hernanes and Lucas Moura on target. Laurent Koscielny was an unused sub on Sunday but he and Bacary Sagna both played 90 minutes as Luis Suarez's second-half goal saw France beaten by Uruguay in Montevideo last week. Giroud also started the game and was substituted just before the hour.



Tomas Rosicky Czech RepublicTomas Rosicky
Czech Republic 0-0 Italy, June 7
Tomas Rosicky completed the full 90 minutes as Czech Republic and Italy played out a goalless draw at the Generali Arena in Prague. The result leaves the Czechs five points adrift of Italy and one behind Bulgaria in Group B.



Gervinho Ivory CoastGervinho
Gambia 0-3 Ivory Coast, June 8
Ghana 2-1 Ivory Coast, June 12
Ghana v Ivory Coast, June 14

Tanzania v Ivory Coast, June 16
Gervinho was not involved in Ivory Coast's 3-0 win in Gambia. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored for the Elephants.

Wojciech Szczesny PolandWojciech Szczesny
Poland 2-0 Liechtenstein, June 4
Moldova 1-1 Poland, June 7
Wojciech Szczesny was an unused substitute as Poland were held to a 1-1 draw in Moldova. Jakub Blaszczykowski scored early on for the visitors but Eugeniu Sidorenco equalised before half-time. Szczesny was also on the bench for Poland's 2-0 win over Liechtenstein in Krakow.



Thomas Vermaelen BelgiumThomas Vermaelen
United States 2-4 Belgium, May 29
Belgium 2-1 Serbia, June 7
Thomas Vermaelen had to come off after 36 minutes of Belgium's win over the United States in Ohio. As a result he was not involved in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Serbia as Belgium maintained their unbeaten record in Group A. Kevin De Bruyne and Marouane Fellaini put the home side two up before Aleksandar Kolarov scored late on for Serbia.



Lukas Podolski GermanyPer Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski
Ecuador 2-4 Germany, May 29
United States 4-3 Germany, June 2
Lukas Podolski played 90 minutes as Germany were defeated 4-3 by the United States in Washington on Sunday evening. The forward scored Germany's fastest ever goal in their 4-2 win against Ecuador four days earlier, netting after just nine seconds and grabbing a second later in the first half. Per Mertesacker completed 90 minutes of action against Ecuador and featured in the first half in Washington.



Theo WalcottEnglandAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott
England 1-1 Republic of Ireland, May 29
Brazil 2-2 England, June 2
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ended the 2012/13 season on a high after scoring at the Maracana. With England 1-0 down against Brazil, the second-half substitute volleyed home emphatically from 20 yards. Theo Walcott also featured in Rio, playing 84 minutes as Paulinho's late equaliser ensured a 2-2 draw. The pair both started in Wednesday's 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland at Wembley.


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