Arsenal may be happy to have the international break coming up for a number of reasons but Arsene Wenger also has a problem coming up when the Arsenal players return from representing their various nations and so the Frenchman may have to ask a big favour of the England national coach Roy Hodgson over his use of Danny Welbeck.
While this international break sees fewer arsenal stars than usual heading off, due to the injury problems of Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla and the non-selection of players like Francis Coquelin and Nacho Monreal, we still have plenty of internationally involved players to worry about.
The biggest problem for the next Premier League game at home to Watford next Saturday is in the forward line, as both Alexis Sanchez and Joel Campbell are set to play World Cup qualifiers in South America in the early hours of Thursday morning.
That leaves us with Giroud, Welbeck, Walcott and Iwobi and we have been hearing that Welbeck has a problem playing two games in quick succession. No problem as long as England start him against Germany on Saturday and not use him much against Holland on the Tuesday, but will Wenger be able to get Roy Hodgson to play ball?