[Teams] Arsenal trio start for countries in World Cup qualifiers

By on October 10, 2017

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The international break continues this evening with another round of World Cup qualifiers and there are some Arsenal players involved for their countries.

Midfielder Granit Xhaka once again starts for Switzerland as they look to avoid defeat to secure top spot in Group B and secure their place at Russia 2018.

Xhaka will line-up along with former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou – who’ll be in for a tough night against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Here are the line-ups:


Rui Patrício; Cédric, Pepe, Fonte, Eliseu; Bernardo Silva, William, Moutinho, João Mário; Ronaldo, André Silva.


Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Djourou, Schär, Rodríguez; Xhaka, Dzemaili, Freuler; Shaqiri, Seferovic Mehmedi.

Elsewhere, Olivier Giroud starts up front for France as they look to secure top spot in Group A with a win over Belarus in Paris. Alexandre Lacazette is named on the bench but Laurent Koscielny misses the match with an Achilles injury.


Lloris; Sidibé, Varane, Umtiti, Digne; Coman, Tolisso, Matuidi, Lemar; Griezmann, Giroud.


Chernik; Matveichik, Yanushkevich, Politevitch, Volodko; Drahun, Korzun; Kovalev, Karnitski, Stasevich; Saroka.

The third Arsenal player to feature this evening is Sead Kolasinac as the defender starts as Bosnia look for a win over Estonia to keep alive their hopes of pipping Greece to a play-off spot in Group H.


Aksalu; Pikk, Klavan, Mets, Baranov, Teniste; Luts, Käit, Antonov, Zenjov; Anier


Begovic, Susic, Cocalic, Zukanovic, Kolasinac, Cimirot, Medunjanin, Krunic, Kodro, Ibisevic, Hajrovic.