Arsenal Players at Euro 2016

With ten Arsenal players heading to France this summer for Euro 2016, which has the most to play for, who who is likely to shine for their respective nations?

Olivier Giroud
With persistent rumours of an Arsenal approach for Jamie Vardy, the French frontman will want to ensure a productive campaign, especially considering the pressure France are under to do well on home soil.

Laurent Koscielny
Like his compatriot Giroud, pressure on Kosc will be high this summer as the home nation’s fans pile pressure on their team to replicate the 98 squad’s success on home soil.

Granit Xhaka
While expectations around Switzerland are not that high, as one of the country’s standout players Xhaka will look to continue his form internationally, and set himself up for a strong first season at Arsenal, especially as competition will be high for a place in the starting XI.

Jack Wilshere
The inclusion of Wilshere has been a sore topic for many England fans, especially those who preferred league winner Danny Drinkwater. After another lengthily spell on the side-lines the Euros will be something of a make or break moment for the England midfielder.

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Aaron Ramsey
Alongside Real superstar Gareth Bale, Ramsey is the key player for the Wales side. After an impressive qualification process, the team will rely on Ramsey to take their performances to the next level as they face difficult opposition.

Wojciech Szczęsny
After losing the number 1 shirt to Petr Cech, and openly stating his desire to return to being the Gunner’s #1 keeper, Szczęsny will be looking for a strong Euro 2016 campaign. However, the presence of Łukasz Fabiański suggests he will be watching much of the tournament from the bench.

Mesut Özil
Undoubtedly one of the stars of the World Cup winners squad, all eyes will be on Mesut as the Germans look to stamp their authority on the European Cup. After a productive season for Arsenal he’s in the perfect position to spearhead the continuing German dominance of football.

Hector Bellerin
While the UK media is dominated by talk of Rashford, Bellerin is one of the most interesting young players in the tournament. With right back being a persistent weakness for Spain, his speed and ability would make him a fantastic asset for La Roja, as they look to wash away the memories of the 2014 World Cup.

Petr Cech & Tomas Rosicky
The vice-captain and captain respectively will be instrumental in leading Czech Republic through this summer’s tournament. While Rosicky’s time at Arsenal has come to an end, Cech will remain the Gunners’ first choice keeper next season.

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