For Arsenal fans, especially after a shaky start to the season in the Premier League and Europe, the most important thing to come out of this international break is that Arsene Wenger gets all his Gunners back fully fit from their various international endeavours.
Well it is so far so good for Arsenal after the first round of games and that is by far the most positive thing I can say. A few of the Gunners were in action, with Jack Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chambers and our new signing Danny Welbeck all getting a run out for England.
Jack had a pretty good first half and was one of the brighter players in their friendly against Norway and could have won them a penalty. He continues to suggest that he is getting his football career back on track but England were generally poor. Chambers came on late at right back and looked comfortable, while Welbeck was lively during his short cameo.
Lukas Podolski was the only Arsenal player in the Germany squad and he came on to replace the injured Julian Draxler after half an hour, but the Gunner did not really make much of an impact and his country were on the end of a bit of a pasting from their World Cup final opponents Argentina.
Tomas Rosicky was also on the losing side as he played the whole of the Czech Republic home defeat by USA. Not a great night for the Arsenal stars but they have all come through with no problems.