Five Things Arsenal Fans Should Watch for on International Break

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Jun 19, 2014; Sao Paulo, BRAZIL; England forward Danny Welbeck (11) against Uruguay during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Uruguay defeated England 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arsenal’s England, or England’s Arsenal

Arsenal have quite the helping of players suiting up for the English National team, and all of them have something to prove. Even with Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out with injuries, the three lions will still have plenty of Cannon representation.

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For starters, Theo Walcott is on the squad. Walcott is caught in the limbo of a new Arsenal contract and moving to Liverpool, but he has not impressed at Arsenal since his return. Nothing is more ‘center stage’ than international matches, so he’ll have another opportunity to prove himself.

Danny Welbeck has been one of Arsenal’s most frustrating players all year, but no doubt he’ll find plenty of time for England, who he always manages to score for. Maybe this time he can take that momentum into club football (even though he never has before).

Kieran Gibbs must be a tad frustrated. Despite always putting in good efforts, he continuously sees his spot occupied by a gloriously average Nacho Monreal. He’ll have to fight off Leighton Baines to find time for England, but he will find playing time.

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