Roberto Martinez has selected Sambi Lokonga for the Belgium senior squad ahead of three World Cup qualifiers with Estonia, Czech Republic and Belarus.
The Red Devils travel to Tallin on 2 September, welcome the Czechs to Brussels three days later and then take on Belarus in Kazan, Russia on 8 September.
Why is that final game in Russia rather than Belarus? Currently, teams from the United Kingdom and the European Union cannot enter Belarus by air because of sanctions against the country’s government.
Kazan is 2,500-miles from London meaning Sambi has a fair bit of travelling ahead.
Sambi has been called up by Belgium in the past but he’s yet to make his debut. After a decent start to life at Arsenal, it would be a fitting reward. Here’s hoping he comes through unscathed.