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Arsenal International Watch: Sanchez shines, Giroud flops

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The international football has come to a close, and the focus now shifts on to the club football. Here we take a look at how Arsenal players fared during the international break for their countries.


Saturday, September 5, San Marino 0-6 England
Tuesday, September 8, England 2-0 Switzerland)

Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain (7) played in both the matches for the Three Lions. He played the full 90 minutes in England’s 2-0 win over Switzerland, while started and claimed an assist in England’s 6-0 win against San Marino.

Theo Walcott (5) was an unused substitute against the Swiss, however the winger played the final 23 minutes against San Marino and scored twice.

Kieran Gibbs (NA) wasn’t used in either of the games.


Friday, September 4, Germany 3-1 Poland

Monday, September 7, Scotland 2-3 Germany

Mesut Ozil (7) played the full match in Germany’s 3-2 win over Scotland. The former Real Madrid star also played the entirety of Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier win over Poland in Frankfurt. Although he didn’t score or claim an assist but he was brilliant in those two matches.


Friday, September 4, Portugal 0-1 France

Monday, September 7, France 2-1 Serbia

Olivier Giroud (3) was booed by the home supporters for his dismal performance in France’s 2-1 win over Serbia. Mathieu Debuchy (3) was a half time substitute in the match. Laurent Koscienly (4) was an unused substitute in the match (controversy regarding his injury) but he featured against Portugal.  


Saturday, September 5, Chile 3-2 Paraguay

Alexis Sanchez (8) always delivers when he plays for his country. He played the full 90 minutes in Chile’s 3-2 win over Paraguay and scored the winner with eight minutes left from the normal time.


Saturday, September 5, Spain 2-0 Slovakia
Tuesday, September 8, Macedonia 0-1 Spain

Santi Cazorla (5) played 70 mins of Spain’s 1-0 win over Macedonia. He was also a 67th minute substitute in Spain’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Slovakia.


Thursday, September 3, Cyprus 0-1 Wales
Sunday, September 6, Wales 0-0 Israel

Aaron Ramsey (6) played the full 90 minutes but Wales were denied a victory and therefore a passage for Euro 2016 by Israel in Cardiff. In Cyprus, Gareth Bale scored the winner to put Wales in a strong position to qualify.

Czech Republic

Thursday, September 3, Czech Republic 2-1 Kazakhstan
Sunday, September 6, Latvia 1-2 Czech Republic

Petr Cech (5) failed to keep clean sheets against Latvia and Kazakhstan but his team mates ensured they book a place in France.

Costa Rice

Saturday, September 5, Brazil 1-0 Costa Rica
Tuesday, September 8, Costa Rica 1-0 Uruguay

Joel Campbell (5) was a 61st minute substitute in Costa Rica’s 1-0 defeat against Brazil. The Costa Rica star however produced a brilliant performance to set up a famous 1-0 win over Uruguay.

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