Four Arsenal players are set to represent their country at this summer’s European Championships.
Here’s a rundown on all the Gunners in action and what to expect over the course of the next month:
Granit Xhaka- Switzerland (Group A)
Whilst Group F may be seen as the ‘Group of Death,’ Group A can certainly be considered as a group of underdogs.
Italy and Turkey- dubbed the ‘dark horses’ of the Euro's kick-start the tournament on June 11 before Switzerland take on Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales the following day.
Granit Xhaka, Swiss captain since 2020, could make his 100th appearance for the national team if they qualify from their group- making him the fifth most capped Swiss player of all time.
However, in all four appearances at the tournament, Switzerland have only managed to reach the knockout stages once.
The Rossocrociati are predicted to crash out in the group stages, falling to stronger opponents Italy and Turkey but will give a gritty account of themselves, fighting for their spot.
Bukayo Saka- England (Group D)
As far as weeks go, they don’t get much better than that of Bukayo Saka.
In the space of four days, the 19-year-old was named in England’s Euro squad, nominated for Premier League ‘Young Player of the Year,’ scored his first international goal, and won Arsenal’s ‘Player of the Season.’
However, despite his impressive performance against Austria, the youngster is likely to miss out on a starting spot but will be a valuable squad asset for Gareth Southgate.
England play the lion’s share of their games at Wembley Stadium, where Saka has featured on five previous occasions.
Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic stand before England in their conquest for Euro glory.
By finishing first in their group, England will suffer a harder route to the final, clashing with the runners up in the ‘Group of Death.’
Nonetheless, the Three Lions are tipped to make a deep run at this summer’s tournament, battling it out with the likes of France and Belgium.
Kieran Tierney- Scotland (Group D)
Arsenal’s flying Scotsman Kieran Tierney is set to face fellow left-pegger Bukayo Saka in the group stages- June 18 at Wembley Stadium.
Goalkeeper David Marshall was the hero in a dramatic penalty shootout win, back in November, which saw Scotland earn a place at the Euro’s for the first time since 1996.
The Tartan Army will lock horns with World Cup 2018 semi-finalists England and Croatia, as well as the emerging Czech Republic side, starring West Ham’s Tomas Soucek.
The Gunners' left-back will link up with the likes of Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay as Scotland look to cause a Group D upset.
Bernd Leno- Germany (Group F)
France, Germany, Portugal, and Hungary- the 'Group of Death.’
The previous two World Cup winners and the reigning Euro champions, not to forget the Euro 2016 surprise package- Hungary.
Possibly the toughest group of all time, there is bound to be an upset somewhere in this pack.
Germany's World Cup glory days of Miroslav Klose, Philipp Lahm, and Bastian Schweinsteiger are long in the past, but a rejuvenated squad with a young core are ready to make a push.
Chelsea’s Champions League duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner lead the line for Die Mannschaft, with veteran Manuel Neuer guiding them in between the sticks.
Injury to Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen keeps him out of the squad, so, Bernd Leno will play back-up to Neuer- the outright first-choice.