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Internationals: Nelson and Nketiah score

Three more of our players were in international action on Friday and Saturday night. 

Scroll down to find out how they got on.

Eddie Nketiah scored twice while Reiss Nelson also struck as England Under-21s beat Turkey 3-2 in Euro 2021 qualifying. The Young Lions made the perfect start when Nketiah slotted home from close range, but the hosts responded through Dogukan Sinik and Mert Meldur. 

Nketiah then finished Phil Foden's through ball to level with his fourth goal in five England Under-21s appearances, before Nelson drove into the box and beat Altay Bayindir to secure a dramatic win and lift the Young Lions up to fourth in Group C. 

Our young duo will be hoping to continue their winning run against Kosovo in Hull on Monday at 6.45pm (UK). 

Lucas Torreira played the first 45 minutes of Uruguay's last-minute friendly win over Costa Rica. Daniel de Arrascaeta and Jonathan Rodriguez scored to cancel out Celso Borges' strike.

Torreira could be in action once more in the early hours of Wednesday morning, when Uruguay take on the United States in St Louis at 1am (UK).

Lucas Torreira

And finally, Bernd Leno and Matteo Guendouzi were unused substitutes on Friday and Saturday night, respectively. Our duo will be hoping to feature when Germany face Northern Ireland on Monday at 7.45pm and France take on Andorra on Tuesday at 7.45pm (both times UK).

We could have up to five players in action on Sunday. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sead Kolasinac go head to head as Armenia face Bosnia & Herzegovina at 2pm, before Granit Xhaka's Switzerland host Gibraltar at 5pm.

Sokratis could then be in action for Greece against Liechtenstein, while Dani Ceballos' Spain take on Faroe Islands, with both games kicking off at 7.45pm (UK).

Dani Ceballos

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Arsenal Women v West Ham: Important information

Ahead of the new Barclays Women’s Super League season, we are implementing some changes at Meadow Park to improve crowd safety and customer experience.

Supporters in possession of print-at-home tickets, e-tickets, Member’s Season Passes, Sister Club and Sister School tickets will be able to access the stadium as usual via the North, South and East Turnstiles.

Those purchasing or collecting tickets or accreditation will need to do so from the ticket office located in the main car park (behind the east stand).

Match day tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (U16/O65/Disabled Supporters + assistant), cash only.

We’ll work to make this as smooth a process as possible, but recommend you arrive earlier than usual in case of queues. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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Preview: Arsenal Women v West Ham

Despite losing three of our five pre-season fixtures, Joe Montemurro is adamant that we’re ready to go against West Ham on Sunday. 

Our head coach wanted to push his squad out of their comfort zone and into difficult situations - and this was certainly achieved, as we faced Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and Barcelona with few players in peak condition. 

“Pre-season was about not resting on our laurels,” Montemurro told ArsenaI Player. “We specifically designed the pre-season as you saw through the games that we played where we weren’t ready to play that type of opposition.

“I wanted to put them out of their comfort zone, but I wanted to put them out of their comfort zone to embrace that, not to look at it as a negative. To say okay, we’re uncomfortable here, how are we going to react to it? How are we going to be better in this situation? And I think that’s the mark of champion teams. When the situation isn’t going well and the situation is a little bit uncomfortable, how are we going to better it and make it better?

“The second [reason we faced tough opposition so early on] is because we’ve got players that are coming out of World Cup finals and big tournaments - and this is now going to become commonplace in women’s football. In men’s football you can be playing a World Cup, get a week’s holiday and then you’re back in to training qualifying for the Europa League or Champions League or whatever it is. This is now happening in women’s football, so they’re uncomfortable and they need to get used to being uncomfortable. It was a matter of really making them understand that we can’t rest on our laurels.” 

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Can you name every player in our first-team squad?

We had five players in action on Thursday evening.

Scroll down to find out how they got on:
 
Dani Ceballos played a key role in Spain's Euro 2020 qualifying win over Romania. Our midfielder played 77 minutes before being replaced by Pablo Sarabia and was instrumental in the build-up to Spain's winning goal.
 
Ceballos played a defence-splitting pass with the outside of his boot to find Jordi Alba, who crossed for Paco Alcacer to tap home. Sergio Ramos had initially opened the scoring from the spot, with Florin Andone netting for Romania in the second half.
 
The result means that Spain have extended their run to five wins in a row atop Group F, ahead of Sunday's clash with bottom-placed Faroe Islands.

Dani Ceballos

Granit Xhaka captained Switzerland to a hard-fought point against Republic of Ireland in Euro 2020 qualifying Group D. Our midfielder played the full 90 minutes, exchanging passes with Fabian Schar before the defender buried a low shot into the bottom corner, but Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick equalised with five minutes to go to hold the Swiss to a point.
 
It means Switzerland are six points behind table-toppers Republic of Ireland, but with two games in hand over Mick McCarthy's side. The first of those comes on Sunday, when they host Gibraltar in Sion.

Granit Xhaka

Sead Kolasinac helped Bosnia & Herzegovina hit five goals past Liechtenstein without reply. Amer Gojak scored twice, with Edin Dzeko, Edin Visca and an Andreas Malin own goal all adding gloss to the scoreline during a frantic final 10 minutes in Zenica.
 
The result sees Bosnia & Herzegovina climb up to third in Group J, gaining momentum ahead of Sunday's away test at fourth-placed Armenia.

Sead Kolasinac

Kolasinac is likely to face a familiar face that afternoon, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan looking set to captain his country once more. Our playmaker, who is spending the remainder of the season on loan at Roma, played the full 90 minutes as Armenia nearly pulled off a shock result at home to Italy.
 
Alekandr Karapetyan gave the hosts a perfect start, slotting home in the 11th minute, but two from Andrea Belotti and another from Lorenzo Pellegrini saw Italy pull off a late victory.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Sokratis was our final player in action in Group J, playing the duration of Greece's 1-0 defeat to Finland. Teemu Pukki scored the winner from the spot after the interval, condemning Greece to their fourth consecutive defeat.
 
It means fifth-placed Greece only have one win going into Sunday's showdown with bottom side Liechtenstein.

Sokratis

We'll have another three Gunners hoping to be in international action on Friday, with Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah set to feature in England Under-21s' Euro qualifier against Turkey (6.45pm UK), while Bernd Leno could play for Germany against Netherlands (7.45pm UK).
 
And Lucas Torreira could feature in the early hours of Saturday morning, when Uruguay play Costa Rica in San Jose.

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🏆 Auba is our August Player of the Month

Congratulations to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is our first Player of the Month of the 2019/20 season.

The Gabon international was in fine form throughout August, scoring the only goal of the game as we beat Newcastle on the opening day.

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Aubameyang opens the scoring at Newcastle

Auba was on target again as we beat Burnley at Emirates Stadium, cutting in from the left before firing in an unstoppable winner.

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Access All Areas 🅰️🅰️🅰️ | Ceballos & Auba star against Burnley

The forward was also on hand to lay on an assist for Lucas Torreira in our defeat at Liverpool.

Auba received 34 per cent of the votes cast, with Joe Willock in second place and Matteo Guendouzi in third.

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