The international break maybe boring for some, but as much as club managers dread their players suffering knocks, it is a good chance for players potentially low on confidence to star for their national sides which could have positive knock-on affects.
For Arsenal however, their international stars carried the invincibility feeling which must be present at London Colney into their respective national camps, with Arsene Wenger’s men leading the form guide following six consecutive Premier League wins.
The likes of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez all put in impressive performances for their respective nations. Here are their best bits.
Alexis Sanchez vs Brazil
Chile lost to arch rivals Brazil at the Emirates Stadium in what was a repeat of last summer’s World Cup last-16 clash which was quite entertaining. If this friendly was built up as an Alexis vs Neymar clash, then there was certainly only one winner. The Arsenal man pulled out all the party tricks and in some cases was intent on taking on the whole Brazilian team on his own.