Members of the Arsenal squad have starred on the international stage this week, with Aaron Ramsey getting a taste of leadership with Wales and Gervinho setting up two goals for Ivory Coast.

Ramsey captained the Wales side as they took on Australia in a friendly, and while the side were defeated 2-1 in Cardiff, the 20-year-old showed much promise as a leader, which will no doubt excite Arsenal fans.

Samir Nasri and Bacary Sagna both started for France in their friendly with Chile, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Nasri played 66 minutes and Sagna featured for 85.

Summer signing Gervinho continued his fine form shown this summer for Arsenal, in a thrilling 4-3 win for Ivory Coast over Israel.

Andrey Arshavin played 31 minutes in a friendly between Russia and Serbia, which ended in a 1-0 win for the Russian international. The winger said before the match that rumours of a move away from Arsenal were unfounded, and he is happy at the London club.

"I've already said, and can only repeat, that this season I will be at Arsenal," Arshavin said.

"I haven't received any proposals from Makhachkala. I have not had any contact with the club or its representatives."

Meanwhile, Wojciech Szczesny was called up to the Poland squad as they took on Georgia in a friendly, while Johan Djourou featured for Switzerland against Liechtenstein, Tomas Rosicky played for the Czech Republic against Norway and Armand Traore played for Sengal in their match up with Morocco.

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