Internationals bring Arsenal injuries and Arsene Wenger selection headaches

Arsenal's internationalists have started reporting back to their club after the World Cup qualifiers break and as usual we haven't escaped the disruption without injuries to key players.

Robin van Persie, Abou Diaby and Nicklas Bendtner all picked up knocks in the games played last weekend, but it seems as though the big Dane has shaken off his knee problem as Bendtner played the final hour of his country's 3-0 victory over Albania last night.

Diaby dropped out of the France squad with a hip problem, but team mates Bacary Sagna and William Gallas played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 win over Lithuania last night, while both Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri were unused subs.

RvP has a groin injury and is likely to miss this weekend's game against Manchester Citeh, but other Gunners strikers enjoyed a fruitful return to action for their national teams, so Le Gaffer has options up front...

Eduardo notched Croatia's second goal in their 2-0 win over Andorra and last weekend Emmanuel Adebayor marked his return to fitness with the only goal in Togo's game against Cameroon.

Carlos Vela also shook off a niggle to make it into the starting line up for Mexico's trip to Honduras, but the youngster couldn't help his country stamp their authority on the game and El Tri were surprise 3-1 losers.

Elsewhere Lukasz Fabianski dozed through Poland's game against San Marino and was one of the few players not to get on the scoresheet as the Poles ran up a 10-0 scoreline against the Tottenham of Europe.

Aaron Ramsey added some valuable experience by playing the full game for Wales in their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Germany and Johan Djourou had the odd experience of watching from the bench as on-loan countryman Philippe Senderos started in Switzerland's 2-0 victory over Moldova.

And finally, Andrey Arshavin played the full 90 minutes in Russia's 1-0 away win over Liechtenstein, meaning the pocket dinamo is hopefully ready to team up with Cesc Fabregas in midfield if Wenger deems him fit enough to start on Saturday.

We should find out more about any injury issues later on today when Arsene gives his usual pre-match interviews, but fingers crossed he could be looking at a midfield squad of Cesc Fabregas, Andrey Arshavin, Samir Nasri, Denilson, Emmanuel Eboue, Theo Walcott, Alex Song and Aaron Ramsey to choose from.