The draws have been made for the group stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and plenty of Arsenal players are set to be involved.
The Arsenal contingent in Qatar for the battle to win the biggest prize in world football is set to be a big one this time. We have a number of players who are set to feature heavily for their respective countries later this year and some of them will even face each other.
Here’s a look at the Arsenal players who will come up against each other in the group stages of the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022.
World Cup draw: Arsenal players who’ll play each other in group stages
England, Iran, the USA and one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine will be in this group.
If Scotland manage to qualify for the group stages, Kieran Tierney will be a guaranteed starter. He will come up against the likes Bukayo Saka, Aaron Ramsdale, Emile Smith Rowe and Ben White, who all deserve to be in the England squad.
For America, Matt Turner, who’s set to join Arsenal in the summer, is expected to play a part.
This group will feature France, Denmark, Tunisia and one of Australia, Peru or Ukraine.
William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi (he’s still an Arsenal player), could feature for France.
For Tunisia, young Omar Rekik could get the nod at the back, and it will be interesting to see how he’ll fare against the current World champions.
Spain, Germany and Japan will be joined by one of Costa Rica or New Zealand in this group.
Hector Bellerin could feature for Spain while Bernd Leno will likely be in the Germany squad later this year.
Takehiro Tomiyasu, if he’s fit, will be a guaranteed starter for Japan and it will great to see how he fares against elite attackers from Germany and Spain.
Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon make up Group G.
Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli will both be in contention to play for Brazil, and it has to be said, both players completely deserve to represent their country on the biggest stage.
Granit Xhaka will lead Switzerland in Qatar this year, and as we saw at the Euros, the Swiss are more than capable of pulling off an upset.
Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea will battle it out in this group and every game will be an exciting one, in our opinion.
Cedric Soares and Nuno Tavares could get a call-up for Portugal, while Thomas Partey, who scored to help Ghana qualify, will lead his side in Qatar.
Lucas Torreira is expected to feature for Uruguay as well.
Albert Sambi Lokonga’s Belgium have been drawn alongside Canada, Morocco and Croatia in group F.
The Arsenal midfielder will not come up against any other Gunner in this group, but if Mikel Arteta decides to sign Jonathan David from Lille this summer, that will change.