Internationals – when and where do Arsenal players feature?

So interlull dullness hits us like a big wet sock just as the season was beginning to look so bright after such magnificent goals at the Cottage.

I’ve learnt a few things looking into these fixtures…………..

Auba, Wobbly and Mo Elneny are involved in home and away fixtures against South Sudan, Libya and Eswatini respectively in the AFCON qualifiers. Seems sensible.

South Sudan is, well, south of the much larger Sudan.

Eswatini is the new name for Swaziland.

Stephan Lichtsteiner will not be called up by the Swiss under a pre-arranged agreement to give the old fella a breather.

Mkhitaryan has long flights to and from Armenia since we now know it’s alongside Azerbaijan.

Terrier has even longer flights buzzing around with Uruguay in the Far East. He’ll feel at home height-wise out there anyway!

Mikhi – Armenia

13th Oct Gibraltar (H) Uefa Nations League (UNL)

16th Oct FYR Macedonia (H) UNL


Auba – Gabon

12th Oct South Sudan (H) AFCON

16th Oct South Sudan (A) AFCON


Terrier – Uruguay (only five foot five)

12th Oct S. Korea (A) Friendly

16th Oct Japan (A) Friendly


Granit – Switzerland

12th Oct – Belgium (A) UNL

15th Oct Iceland (A) UNL


Wobbly – Nigeria

12th Oct Libya (A) AFCON

15th Oct Libya (H) AFCON

Sticking it to Bamidele


Big Sok – Greece

12th Oct – Hungary (H) UNL

15th Oct – Finaland (A) UNL


Rambo – Wales (impending arrivals permitting)

11 Oct – Spain (H) Friendly

16 Oct – Ireland (A) UNL


Welbz – England

12th Oct – Croatia (A) UNL

15th Oct – Spain (A) UNL


Mo Elneny

12th Oct Eswatini (H) AFCON

16th Oct Eswatini (A) AFCON


Hot off the press……..

Bernd Leno has been called up by Germany.

13th Oct – Holland (A) UNL

16th Oct – France (A) UNL


Let’s say a prayer to Dennis that all the boys come through unscathed.



58 Responses to Internationals – when and where do Arsenal players feature?

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    Kingdom of Eswatini. There’s a new one (Swaziland. Looked it up)

    Thanks Chas, although it looks like a terrifying list of potential injuries to me

  2. chas says:

    You didn’t read it, did you? πŸ™‚

    Not that I blame you mind.

  3. mickydidit89 says:

    Wow, that’s spooky. I always read posts, and flipped to new page as soon as you alerted me, and saw only the fixtures but no intro text

  4. mickydidit89 says:

    And…the Leno bit wasn’t there

    Re Sokratis… fit?

  5. chas says:

    I’ve always liked the triple jump.

  6. chas says:

    Big Sok was on the bench Sunday, so who knows?

  7. chas says:

    I did add the Leno bit later but the opening text was there all along.

  8. chas says:

    Nottingham Goose fair (held annually at this time of year) used to be held in the market square.

    Here’s what it used to look like.

  9. chas says:

    Now it’s held in a large open parkland space and looks like this from the sky.

    (Turn volume down to avoid horrendous music)

  10. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Thank you for an interesting post Chas.

    So much for important International games instead of friendlies. What a load of bolleaux.

    Who knew about Eswatini apart from the the Eswatinians?

    Terrier has more than a day in the air!

  11. Big Raddy says:

    8.01 I love those early vids you put on the site. Health and safety would have a field day!

  12. LB says:

    A very informative post, thank you for taking the trouble.

    Present day Goose Fair looks, errrr, big.

    The nearest thing I have to a fair is something in Hyde Park over Christmas, Hyde Park? Can you imagine how expensive it is.

  13. TotalArsenal says:

    Thanks for the picture, Chas. The Netherlands’ – not Holland’s – finest (with Gullit and of course Johan)! πŸ™‚

    Fingers crossed re injuries. Oh how I wish Terre11ra had a Wengury!!

  14. LBG says:

    Two interesting bits of news/speculation. Thierry or Arsene as the new Monaco manager? ( Thought Vadim would have been a good fit for us at one time). Hope the Boss man gets it myself.
    UEFA rule changes for this season – up to three January transfers will now be able to play for their new clubs if said Clubs are still in Champions League or Europa Cup, is, can play for two Clubs in same competition. One year too late for us but perhaps……..

  15. LBG says:

    ie, even!

  16. chas says:

    Apparently the Croatia v England game is being played behind closed doors because of the home fans being naughty in the past.

  17. chas says:

    Ray Parlour @RealRomfordPele
    12 minutes ago

    Happy birthday Skipper @TonyAdams best room partner. Taught me a lot of good habits and 1 or 2 few bad ones. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ‘

  18. mickydidit89 says:

    Something of a triple jump fan myself

  19. chas says:

    I bet you call it Hop, Skip and a Jump, though. πŸ™‚

  20. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha

  21. mickydidit89 says:

    To be fair, my very keen interest in the sport only dates back to around 7:57am this morning

  22. chas says:

    A couple more Goose Fair vids for BR.

    “,,,,,went gay at the Goose Fair” πŸ™‚

  23. chas says:

    11:23 Hahahahahahaha

  24. fred1266 says:


    Not sure if it was mentioned here but heard we signed a player from mls

  25. LB says:

    Atlanta boss says Arsenal bid for Almiron is a β€œload of rubbish”

  26. LBG says:

    Live the fact, Chas, that your posts are appearing almost daily on Google Arsenal.

  27. fred1266 says:

    Glad it a load of rubbish can’t see how he fitting into our squad at the moment

    I want to see guys like MN and Smith rowe given a chance

  28. fred1266 says:

    Yea sometimes I want to go to but instead redirected to chas post

  29. LBG says:

    The current bid may be “rubbish”, but the player, Almiron, isn’t. Look him up. Plays for Atlanta.

  30. Big Raddy says:

    Fred. You are right. We need to get the current youngsters into the team to see if they can flourish. Sink or swim. Nketiah, Nelson, Smith Rowe, AMN, etc need to get play time.

  31. LB says:


    There is something in drafts should you need, it is not time sensitive.

  32. LB says:

    The player has a superb You Tube profile, I know, who doesn’t but with the possible departure of Ramsey, who knows?

    I think we should be more Chelsea about things: they don’t give a rat’s arse about bringing players through, their priority is winning things.

  33. chas says:

    Muchas gracias, LB.

  34. chas says:

    No idea what Google Arsenal is.
    And I presume you mean redirected to a post published by chas.

  35. LBG says:

    As an android phone, Google throws up items of interest for me on my phone, presumably based on site types I visit. The arsenaarsenl site appears amongst all types of other football ,sport politics etc area of interest.
    Best way I can explain it.

  36. chas says:

    Ah, I see.
    I think that’s just chucking the site up at you because you already visit it a fair bit.

    It’s like YouTube suggesting I go see other videos of briefly clad triple jumpers because I looked at that video of the Greek lady.

    Speaking of which, I bet Terry knows a bit about young ladies from Greece who can launch themselves prodigious distances.

  37. chas says:

    Old school football merchandise

  38. chas says:

  39. chas says:

    Second goal celebrations

  40. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All

    Love the two balancing acts.

  41. Big Raddy says:

    Chas. Are you in the 7.00 pic?

  42. mickydidit89 says:

    Morning Chas

  43. mickydidit89 says:

    Ah ha, and Erik

  44. chas says:

    Morning, both.

    Tickets to Craven Cottage are as rare as rocking horse shit.

  45. chas says:

    I put the wrong photo link up for the QPR merchandise.
    It’s now corrected and worth a butcher’s.

  46. LBG says:

    Morning all
    Love the humpback, Chas. So gentle with the tail not turning them over.
    No QPR shirts bigger than 40″. The modern supporter would be in trouble!!

  47. Big Raddy says:

    I could use a Holdall and at οΏ‘1, it seems very good value

  48. chas says:

    Yours or LB’s post today?

  49. LBG says:

    And what about that Rodney Marsh shirt!!

  50. LBG says:

    Love the pic at 7.00, especially the beige loner with his back to the pitch, and the double-jointed gorilla arms in dark blue just below and to the right of him!

  51. chas says:

    That 7.00 photo reminded me a bit of that famous one with Thierry celebrating in front of the spuds.
    So many individual faces can be seen happy and joyful, quite unlike the snarling and v sign-making spuds. πŸ™‚

  52. chas says:

    I noticed the guy with his back to the pitch, too.
    I thought he must have turned to celebrate with one of his mates a few rows back.

  53. chas says:


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