Morning all.

If the last two England performances are anything to go by, Bukayo Saka could soon be back home, or at least enjoying a break from the game. Boring and uninspired, that’s England under Gareth Southgate. A bit like Arsenal last season really. Jack Grealish showed his worst traits by winning a penalty and yes, in my opinion he won it after his theatrical fall conned the referee into pointing at the spot. A second penalty for England saw a selfish Jordan Henderson step up and miss. Hilarious!

I hope Southgate can get his players to produce something more dynamic when it matters. He has the players at his disposal who are capable of taking England deep into the Euros. This has led to much more support from the England fans and media alike. It’s the best opportunity the country has had in a while to do really well in a major competition with many picking up different betting sites whilst using the different games available at these top uk platforms. Let’s hope this England squad can finally experience success.

I think if Gareth Southgate’s men fail dismally, the FA will be looking for a new man to take England to the World Cup.

The Euros kick off later this week and Arsenal have just four players involved. A small number compared to previous years.

Bernd Leno:

Tuesday, June 15: France v Germany
Saturday, June 19: Portugal v Germany
Wednesday, June 23: Germany v Hungary

Granit Xhaka:

Saturday, June 12: Wales v Switzerland
Wednesday, June 16: Italy v Switzerland
Sunday, June 20: Switzerland v Turkey

Kieran Tierney:

Monday, June 14: Scotland v Czech Republic
Friday, June 18: England v Scotland
Tuesday, June 22: Scotland v Croatia

Bukayo Saka:

Sunday, June 13: England v Croatia
Friday, June 18: England v Scotland
Tuesday, June 22: Czech Republic v England

The most interesting fixture as far as Arsenal fans are concerned has to be the England v Scotland match when Tierney could be up against his teammate Saka. That’ll be a battle worth watching as will that fixture in general as the two British teams go head to head.

The Euros Final date is the 11th July so at least Saka, Xhaka, Tierney and Leno will have a few weeks of rest before the new season kicks off although they’re likely to miss a chunk of pre-season.

In July of course, the Olympic Games take place and both Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhães will be competing with Brazil. The Gold Medal Final takes place on 7th August so if Brazil are in it, we won’t see either player turning out for Arsenal until September at the earliest I’d have thought.

The new season kicks off on the 14th August. Arsenal’s pre-season fixtures start on 13th July with two matches in Scotland against Hibernian and Rangers. Then we head off to the United States to compete in the Florida Cup along with Everton, Inter Milan, and Colombian side Millonarios. There are rumours which suggest we could be playing Chelsea and Toots in early August too. Friendlies? I don’t think so

So there’s a lot of fixtures for Mikel Arteta to try and test some of the younger players like Balogun, Azeez, Ballard etc before making a decision on whether they’ll head out on loan or not. Hopefully Arsenal’s pre season will be televised.

See you in the comments.