Arsenal are having a wonderful first half of the premier league this season. With 7 wins and 3 draws, the gunners sit just below the table toppers, Tottenham Hotspurs. They can overtake them anytime. Moreover, dying minutes equaliser against Chelsea has given them the confidence they need. But as things are going on, Arsenal are going to miss some players in the coming time. International duty is here and 3 of Arsenal’s players are being seen as the potential exits for international duty in the month of January to February.
The African Cup of Nations is happening from 13th of January to 11th of February in 2024.
Moreover, Asian Cup is also happening from January 12th to February 10th next year. Although the gunners can manage without the players leaving, but experience is important for the squad as well.
Talking about African Cup, Mohammed Elneny and Thomas Partey are leaving for their respective teams. This means that the team is going to play their matches without 2 senior defensive midfielders in January and February.
Asian Cup is also going to take Takehiro Tomiyasu out of the team. He’s most probably going to be selected for Japanese national team.
Concerns arise as international duty is here: how will Arsenal cope up without these players.
According to footballlondon, Arsenal is going to miss 6 games without these 3 players. Moreover, Arsenal are having fixtures against Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and West Ham during this period. This makes is clear that Mikel Arteta is going to have a tough time in the coming months.
Briefly speaking , this period that Arsenal is going to face has a positive point in it as well. The matches that they are going to play are against strong teams. With key players out of the team, Arsenal can give chance to young talents. This is important for both the youngsters and the team as well. Moreover, taking risks is going to let them know how can they utilise their young players in the upcoming times.
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