The interlull will be back with its usual whimper next week as a round of international friendlies see Arsenal player flung far and wide around the globe.
France versus Germany looks like the fixture most likely to pique the interest of Arsenal fans with Didier Deschamps calling up Bacary Sagna (presumably having not watched him this year), Laurent Koscielny (presumably having not watched him this year) and Olivier Giroud.
Abou Diaby, thankfully, won’t be taking part after Arsene Wenger made clear the midfielder wasn’t ready to juggle domestic and international commitments.
There’s no news yet on Joachim Loew’s Germany squad, although you’d expect both the BFG and Poldi to get call-ups.
At Wembley, the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations get into full swing with a prestige showdown with next World Cup hosts Brazil. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are all in Roy Hodgson’s squad and if it weren’t for the injury picked up last night Kieran Gibbs might have joined them. Surprisingly, whoever it is who is in charge of Brazil didn’t have the balls to pick Andre Santos.
Elsewhere, potential call-ups include Wojciech Szczesny travelling to Dublin with Poland and Santi Cazorla’s Spain playing Luis Suarez’s Uruguay in Doha – a venue no doubt linked to dodgy World Cup voting patterns.7,500 views