Arsenal players on international duty: Who is playing, fixture dates, how to watch, US and UK tv channel

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Arsenal, Bukayo Saka

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 08: Bukayo Saka of England warms up ahead of the international friendly match between England and Wales at Wembley Stadium on October 08, 2020 in London. (Photo by Nick Potts – Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal Forwards – Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

In rather sadistic circumstances, most Arsenal fans were hoping Bukayo Saka‘s previous hamstring problem would be enough to rule him out of traveling for England this month. He’s recovered from injury – we are happy for him, promise – with it now likely he’ll feature regularly for the Three Lions in three fixtures.

Nicolas Pepe will get the chance to have some minutes in his legs as the Ivory Coast take on Niger and Ethiopia in AFCON qualifiers, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will only play DR Congo with Gabon due to travel restrictions.

There was a first call-up to the England Under-21 side for Emile Smith Rowe, who joins teammate Eddie Nketiah in being available for the group stage fixtures against Switzerland, Portugal and Croatia in Slovenia. The knockout stages will be played in the summer.

Bukayo Saka:

  • Thursday, March 25: England v San Marino – World Cup qualifier
    USA – fubo.tv
    UK – ITV 1
  • Sunday, March 28: Albania v England – World Cup qualifier
    USA – ESPN+
    UK – ITV 1
  • Wednesday, March 31: England v Poland – World Cup qualifier
    USA – ESPN2
    UK – ITV 1

Arsenal, Nicolas Pepe

UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS – OCTOBER 13: Nicolas Pepe of Ivory Coast in action during the international friendly match between Japan and Ivory Coast at Stadion Galgenwaard on October 13, 2020 in Utrecht, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe:

  • Friday, March 26: Niger v Ivory Coast – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
    USA – beIN SPORTS CONNECT
    UK – Bet365
  • Tuesday, March 30: Ivory Coast v Ethiopia – Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
    USA – N/A
    UK – Bet365

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang:

  • Thursday, March 25: Gabon v DR Congo – Africa Cup of Nations
    USA – Bet365
    UK – Bet365

Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah:

  • Thursday, March 25: England v Switzerland – Under-21 European Championship
    USA – ESPN3
    UK – Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sunday, March 28: Portugal v England – Under-21 European Championship
    USA – beIN SPORTS CONNECT
    UK – Sky Sports Football
  • Wednesday, March 31: Croatia v England – Under-21 European Championship
    USA – N/A
    UK – Sky Sports Main Event

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