With more injuries than the annual over-90s breakdancing competition, Arsenal fans will be nervously hoping that the upcoming international break does not end up with any more Gunners out of action, but there is nothing that Arsene Wenger can do, except hope that the players who do go manage to play well and come back in rude health.
The England under 21 squad has just been announced by Gareth Southgate and it has thrown up an interesting little situation for Arsenal fans, as our new versatile young defender Calum Chambers has been selected for the first time, despite already having played for the senior England squad.
But it is not the so-called demotion that is news, because Roy Hodgson gave Southgate his permission to pick his strongest players in order to get through a two legged play-off with Croatia to qualify for the European championships next summer.
What interests me is that our on loan Gunner Carl Jenkinson has also been named by Southgate, so assuming Chambers is chosen as a right back, it will be interesting to see which one of them, if either, gets the nod for the starting line-up next week. Jenkinson is Arsenal through and through and wants to use this loan spell at West Ham to get his Gunners career back on track, so will be desperate to show what he can do on the international stage, especially if he can outshine young Chambers.
Which of the two will come out of this the better?