It’s getting more difficult to find words to describe how horrendously tedious these regular international breaks actually are.
There will be 9 games for Arsenal in December – just imagine how much easier December could be if we dropped two of the international breaks, enabling fixtures to be more evenly spread. Injuries will inevitably mount as fatigue sets in. Clubs with the biggest squads and those teams which contain less international players will benefit.
Pros for the November break
Aside from Mesut still giving Die Mannschaft the finger, Terrier won’t have to travel halfway around the world this time around as he’s playing at the home of North London’s finest Club on Friday and then in Paris.
Cons (not A.M-N)
Two manc players have withdrawn from the French squad, so Laca has been called up.
Micki is playing away with Armenia, which means less travelling as the games are in Gibraltar and Liechtenstein
There are another 256 cons but I can’t be bothered to list them.
Mikhi – Armenia
Friday 16th Nov Gibraltar (A) Uefa Nations League (UNL)
Monday 19th Nov Liechtenstein (A) UNL
Auba – Gabon
Saturday 17th Nov Mali (H) AFCON
Terrier – Uruguay
Friday 16th Nov Brazil (Emirates Stadium) Friendly
Tuesday 20th Nov France (A) Friendly
Granit – Switzerland
Wednesday 14th Nov – Qatar (H) Friendly attempting to pretend Qatar are part of football
Sunday 18th Nov Belgium (H) UNL
Wobbly – Nigeria
Saturday 17th Nov South Africa (A) AFCON
Tuesday 20 Nov Uganda (H) Friendly
Big Sok – Greece
Thursday 15th Nov – Finland (H) UNL
Sunday 18th Nov – Estonia (H) UNL
Rambo – Wales
Friday 16th Nov – Denmark (H) UNL
Tuesday 20th Nov – Albania (A) Friendly
Friday 16th Nov – Tunisia (H) AFCON
Tuesday 20th Nov – United Arab Emirates (A) Friendly
Thursday 15th Nov – Russia (H) Friendly
Monday 19th Nov – Netherlands (H) UNL
Bournemouth away will be our first fixture when we get back to proper football on November 25th, hopefully with no more casualties.
Apologies for any inaccuracies/omissions.