The September international break is upon us, with several Gunners participating in their nation’s fixtures over the next two weeks.
Arsenal have started the season superbly, losing just one game in all competitions and sitting top of the Premier League table. Domestic football takes a break as the UEFA Nations League takes centre stage in Europe.
With several Arsenal stars taking part, each has their little battle or chance to make a name for themselves over the next fortnight.
3 Arsenal things to watch over the September international break
Here are three things to look out for over the international break.
1. Can Aaron Ramsdale become England’s number 1?
For many, it is a two-way battle between Ramsdale and Everton stop-stopper Jordan Pickford for number one status in the Three Lions squad.
With Pickford not picked due to injury, Ramsdale has been gifted a huge opportunity to put down a marker and convince Gareth Southgate he’s worth considering for Qatar. Mikel Arteta certainly believes that his goalkeeper deserves to be England’s number one at the World Cup.
Ramsdale, for the most part this season, has been a model of consistency – aside from the odd heart-in-your-mouth moment. His distribution by foot is his most significant attribute and could be utilised by Southgate if he chooses to.
The new two weeks are pivotal for Ramsdale to prove he deserves to be in the World Cup squad and perhaps earn a starting berth in the Middle East.
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