Arsenal international round up by KJ
As we all know, it’s the international break (as much as I hate it) and an array of Arsenal players are getting their chance to shine in their respective national teams.
I watched the entire England match which featured both Chamberlain and Walcott for the 1st and 2nd half of the game respectively.
Oxlade Chamberlain was very impressive for England. His passing, pace and all round strength was brilliant and he was always on the move. His youthful energetic approach to the game was a breath of fresh air. He also managed to get an assist that was typical of his play. He started off in the midfield and dribbled around 2 players and then used a turn of pace to exploit the midfield gap and then fed North London rival, Jermain Defoe who scored.
Walcott came on in the second half for his Arsenal team mate, Chamberlain. He didn’t really have a great game. His passing was decent but his dribbling seemed sloppy at times. No doubt due to the fact that he’s barely had any game time. He did however also manage to get an assist with a few good passes inside the box that gave Milner a shot on goal which he placed into the back of the net.
Other Arsenal players who scored/assisted were Abou Diaby and Santi Cazorla. Diaby managed to get a decent goal assisted by Benzema. All in all, I read that he’s had a very good game. Cazorla is still playing for Spain but he’s already got a goal and assist for them. He really is proving to be the midfield maestro Arsenal have been missing since Fabregas.
Mertesacker, Djourou and Vermaelan all managed clean sheets against their respective oppositions. Podolski managed a run out for Germany whilst Giroud and Koscielny didn’t feature for France.
All in all, it was a very good day for the Arsenal players with no injury complaints to be heard about. Hopefully they can all survive their midweek international call ups next week.