Arsenal players will be involved in several international matches today, including one that much of the world (and not just the soccer world) will be watching.
The France-England game at Wembley (3pm ET, on Fox Sports 1) is the first match involving France since Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, which included an attempted attack on the Stade de France among other horrible acts. The match will, of course, be a show of solidarity of the English team and fans with France -- everyone is being invited to sign the French national anthem as part of the pre-match festivities. In France's 2-0 win over Germany on Friday, Olivier Giroud scored and played 68 minutes, while Arsenal teammate Laurent Koscielny played the full 90. Kieran Gibbs is the only potential Arsenal player to take the field for the Three Lions; as you're keenly aware, English national players Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will not be available due to Capitol One Cup-related injuries. (Apologies for that reminder.)
The scheduled Belgium vs. Spain matchup in Brussels was cancelled for security reasons. (The Paris attacks were thought to originate in Brussels, and a manhunt is still underway across the nation for a suspect involved in the case.) This means that Santi Cazorla, who scored in Friday's 2-0 Spain victory over England, will get a day of rest.
In additional European friendlies potentially involving Arsenal players,
Germany faces the Netherlands (with Mesut Ozil possibly involved), and Roma loanee Wojciech Szczesny will possibly be used as Poland faces the Czech Republic.
(UPDATE: 1:30pm ET -- the Germany-Netherlands match is being cancelled, and the stadium in Hannover is being evacuated.)
In South America -- where CONMEBOL qualifying is underway with some surprises in the overall standings, Gabriel's Brazil faces Peru, David Ospina's Colombia faces Argentina (3:30pm, BeIN en Espanol), and Alexis' Chile faces Uruguay.
Costa Rica's Joel Campbell will likely play a role in tonight's CONCACAF qualifier against Panama, while Alex Iwobi has not played a role in the Nigeria-Swaziland match winding down as we write this (with Nigeria ahead 2-0).