Normally for Arsenal fans, an international break means a couple of weeks of worry over which of our players are going to come back with an injury. There have usually been a few for us to contend with, bgut apart from Mesut Ozil and his minor ankle problem, it is so far so good for the Gunners.
And in a change from the norm, I would actually like to see one of the Arsenal players get used by his national coach as much as possible, which makes the report in The Mirror about Daniel Sturridge being likely to miss England’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland to be good news, in my book at least.
To be fair, I would not mind the Liverpool forward missing the rest of the season, but the reason I think this news is good for Arsenal is that it would probably see our new signing Danny Welbeck leading the line for England on Monday night.
The former United man could do with some game time after all and Arsene Wenger will want him to be as match fit and sharp as possible for the visit of Man City next Saturday. A good game for England will certainly help Welbeck, while more time on the pitch with the likes of Wilshere and the Ox will certainly be good for Arsenal.
So get well soon Sturridge, but not too soon eh?