Monday, June 17, 2024

Arsenal trio recalled by Brazil

Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli have been recalled to the Brazil squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru.

Jesus hasn’t featured for his country since the group stages of the World Cup in December. He was substituted in the second half of a 1-0 defeat to Cameroon in early December and later discovered he required surgery on a knee injury. He’s a late addition to Fernando Diniz’s squad after Manchester United’s Antony was dropped following assault claims by a former girlfriend.

Gabriel Magalhaes missed out on the Qatar campaign altogether with technical director Juninho explaining later that the defender’s absence was,in part, due to his earlier decision to turn down an international call-up to stay with his partner who was expecting their first child.

Martinelli’s inclusion is less of a surprise. He impressed at the World Cup but was rested for a match against Morocco in March and was injured when friendlies against Guinea and Senegal took place in June.

We wouldn’t be surprised if club photographers Stuart MacFarlane and David Price catch tumbleweed rolling across the pitches at London Colney this week. In total, Arsenal have 28 players called up for international duty; 17 from the first team and 11 from the academy.

First Team on duty x 17

Gabriel Magalhaes – Brazil
Gabriel Martinelli – Brazil
Gabriel Jesus – Brazil
Declan Rice – England
Bukayo Saka – England
Aaron Ramsdale – England
Eddie Nketiah – England
David Raya – Spain
Martin Odegaard – Norway
William Saliba – France
Takehiro Tomiyasu – Japan
Oleksandr Zinchenko – Ukraine
Kieran Tierney – Scotland
Kai Havertz – Germany
Jakub Kiwior – Poland
Leandro Trossard – Belgium
Karl Hein – Estonia

Academy on duty x 11

Brooke Norton-Cuffy – England under-21s
Charlie Patino – England under-21s
Reuell Walters – England under-20s
Amario Cozier-Duberry – England under-19s
Lino Sousa – England under-19s
Myles Lewis-Skelly – England under-18s
Ethan Nwaneri – England under-18s
Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand – Morocco under-23s
Ismail Oulad M’Hand – Morocco under-20s
Michal Rosiak – Poland under-19s
Chido Obi – Denmark under-17s

First Teamers Left At Colney

Jurrien Timber – injured
Cedric – not good
Emile Smith Rowe – no longer eligible for England under-21s
Mo Elneny – still working his way back to full fitness
Jorginho – not selected (!)
Fabio Vieira – no longer eligible for Portugal under-21s
Thomas Partey – injured
Reiss Nelson – dog training
Nicolas Pepe – who knows
Ben White – England naughty step

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EdtheRed

Ben White?! For some reason not considered good enough by Gareth.

T dog

He wouldn’t even get into the manure defence according to Ferdinand so that’s fair enough.

Jeremy

Gareth is an imbecile

truj

He is a horse

karl g

We don’t really know what was said during the World Cup. I can’t see him getting selected under this message. Ben doesn’t seem too bothered and as an Arsenal fan it is a win.

Chapeau

Gareth doesn’t like how he looks at Harry Maguire

Takeshita

Looks quite personal to me. Perhaps he shagged Gareth’s missus?

A Different George

If that were true, we would have to sell him to Chelsea.

ArsenesLongSufferingZipper

Southgate’s level is Harry Maguire. So, go figure.

Arsenalista

Honestly, let that sink in, Harry Dunne, I mean Mcguire over Ben white. Seriously. Good news for us though!

Funsho Patrick

😂😂not good…like cedric soares….hilarious!

Glenn Helder's Perm

Nah.. a classless joke, one I didn’t expect from Arseblog about one of our own.

Mkh

The amount of jokes about Cedric here in comments is unbelievable. He has done nothing wrong and this whole behaviour is unacceptable to me.

locksley444

Sorry Ced, I never meant to hurt you.

Qwaliteee

Southgate is a boring twat.

Only a matter of time before the absolute zed is replaced.

Big L HoP

Was hoping Jesus was going to be spared this considering he’s barely played since surgery, but Antony had to go fuck that one up for us too

Modha

I was wondering if I could bet on him getting injured on Brazil duty and being out for 3 months. You know….to offset the inevitable heartache!

Daveo

Please comeback healthy y’all!

Arsenalista

Antony and potatoe head Fernandez have the most punchable faces on the planet.

Gooner4270

Dog training! That’s a bit disrespectful.

Dave Cee

Really, Gabriel missed out on the World Cup bcos he chose to stay with his about to give birth partner rather than fly to the other side of the world for a friendly??..laughable decision. Imagine actually admitting to that in public

Dada

And this coming from a former player.

Teryima Adi

That’s bureaucrats for you- they live in a world of their own.

A Different George

I understand why Gabriel would not want to make a big stink about it–he wants to play for Brazil in the future–but it really is a disgraceful decision that deserves a lot more attention.

Ebo

If he keeps this up Vieira might just get a call up to the senior Portugal squad at some point this season…

A Different George

Then he would come back to Arsenal and start diving.

truj

They are the diving force of world football.

Chapeau

Sure he’d be happy to stay as far away as possible from a certain chinchilla-faced human who moans for a living

Kevin

Dog training🤣

karl g

Unless Jesus plays, it will be a pointless trip halfway around the world while he is just coming back.

Jeremy

I want Jesus to play for Brazil but he just got back from injury and is travelling half way across the world to play (or not play) pointless friendlies all because the repugnant rat face at united might be a woman beater and as unpleasant off the field as he is on it.

gooner

Looks like world cup qualifiers so fair play to them. They had initially omitted him

mporter7625

Reiss Nelson- dog Training. That is funny. Thanks Blogs, I needed that this morning.

Heavenly Chapecoense

Looool now that I understand it.

Naked Cygan

Love the breakdown. Always wondering who is not select. Thanks!

Onenil

Brazil 3 Bromley 2

Heavenly Chapecoense

If I am not mistaken, we never had a list of players called up for international duty this long perhaps we only did around 2004. It shows the increasing strength of the team.

A Different George

The odd one to me is Jorginho. Yes, he’s gotten little playing time but he doesn’t look rusty to me. He was certainly Italy’s most important player when they won the Euros. Maybe a youth policy with a new coach.

Man Manny

“Nicolas Pepe – who knows” made me chuckle.
Nobody knows really, not even his coach at Cote D’viore.

truj

Poor old Antonius 😢

The Guardian

My thoughts and prayers are with them as they go to answer the call of their Fatherland. Please don’t get injured, please. Jesus, God be with you.

Mark

Great that we have so many players heading out (shows how strong a group we have), but boy I hate these international breaks especially early in the season when the risk of injuries (esp muscular ones) is pretty high.

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