I am sure that all six of the Arsenal players in the England squad will be hoping to be involved for Roy Hodgson’t team when they face the auld enemy Scotland in a friendly match at Celtic Park tonight. The home internationals used to be the highlight of the football calendar for most of the players that took part in them and it really is the sort of game that players want to be involved in.
But it could also spell trouble for the Gunners, because this game is going to be anything but friendly. Neither team will want to lose or give an inch, of course, but the Scots will be roared on by a vocal and fierce home crowd and if their qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the weekend was anything to go by, there will be many a hefty challenge flying in.
The England boss has suggested that he is set to make a fair few changes to the team that beat Slovenia on Saturday and hopefully a few of the Arsenal lads will be rested. But some of our players are likely to play; with Welbeck, Wilshere, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gibbs and Chambers all possible starters.
An injury to any one of those Gunners could give us a real problem with some huge games coming up in the Premier League and Champions League, but especially the two defenders. I don’t know about the rest of you Gooners, but I will be watching the game with my fingers crossed.