The U21 Euros get underway today and from an Arsenal perspective there are three players to keep an eye on at the tournament.
Matteo Guendouzi, on loan at Hertha Berlin, is the captain of the France side who will take on Denmark, Russia and Iceland in the group stages.
Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe, meanwhile, have both been named in the England squad, although Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson weren’t called up.
Nketiah is England’s all-time record goalscorer at U21 level having scored 16 goals in 14 appearances.
The striker may have been on the periphery of proceedings at Arsenal in recent months, but he could have a prominent part to play for England, who take on Switzerland, Portugal and Croatia.
Smith Rowe received his first callup to the U21s following his impressive displays for Arsenal. The midfielder is no stranger to the international scene, however, having won the U17 World Cup in 2017.
Due to changes caused by the pandemic, the group stages of the tournament will take place this month, with the knockout stages to be played in the summer.
Arsenal will hope that all three of their players can impress, although there will certainly be some concern regarding whether Smith Rowe in particular is able to avoid getting injured.