Three Gunners stars won the World Cup back in 2014 – Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski. No Arsenal player was a part of the France squad that won the competition in 2018, but can one or two of our lads win it this time? We think so!
Predicting every Arsenal player’s 2022 FIFA World Cup
Bukayo Saka, Aaron Ramsdale and Ben White’s England:
The Three Lions have a really strong squad. Saka, in our opinion, is a guaranteed starter, while our two other boys are more than capable of performing at the highest level when required.
However, we’re not quite sure about Gareth Southgate’s management skills against the best sides in the world – especially if he continues to pick his favourites to start over players who actually deserve to get the nod.
Prediction: England will get knocked out in the quarter-finals
Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli’s Brazil:
Brazil are one of the favourites to win the World Cup in Qatar this year.
Tite’s side are extremely strong from top to bottom. The likes of Neymar and Vinicius Jr in attack, Casemiro and Bruno Guimaraes in midfield and Thiago Silva and Marquinhos at the back make Brazil one of the most dangerous sides in the competition.
Prediction: Brazil win the World Cup
William Saliba’s France
Didier Deschamps’ side head to Qatar as many people’s pick to defend their crown as world champions. However, for some reason, they just don’t feel as strong as they were last time out.
But, when you have Kylian Mbappe and Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema in your attack, they’re definitely one of the contenders to win the World Cup. However, we don’t think they will in Qatar.
Prediction: France will get knocked out in the semi-finals
Matt Turner’s United States of America
Turner will experience his World Cup in Qatar and the American will want to make a mark – especially against his Arsenal mates when they take on England.
The USMNT have a decent squad, but we can’t imagine they’ll go too far in the World Cup this time around.
Prediction: USA will get knocked out in the Round of 16
Granit Xhaka’s Switzerland
Xhaka is the captain of the Swiss national team, and they have a good side. As they showed in the Euros last year against France, they are more than capable of causing an upset.
However, in our opinion, it will be really difficult for Switzerland to get to the latter stages of the World Cup.
Prediction: Switzerland will get knocked out in the Round of 16
Takehiro Tomiyasu’s Japan
Tomiyasu missed the last few games for Arsenal due to a muscular injury, but he is expected to be fit for Japan’s opener in Qatar next week.
However, the Japanese are in a very difficult group. They’ve been put together with Spain and Germany, and we can’t see them beating the two former world champions.
Prediction: Japan will get knocked out in the group stages
Thomas Partey’s Ghana
Partey will be one of Ghana’s most important players at the World Cup and the Black Stars are a few people’s dark horses in Qatar.
However, they have been drawn alongside Uruguay, Portugal and South Korea, and unfortunately, we feel they’ll struggle against every one of those teams.
Prediction: Ghana will get knocked out in the group stages