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2 Arsenal players both won their 10th senior caps last night, Arteta has never played either

Arsenal have two players on their books who both broke into double figures for international caps last night.

However, neither has played a competitive game for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard has come through the ranks at Hale End and is now on the loan trail.

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He was on loan at Blackpool last season and helped the Lancashire club earn promotion to the Championship.

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The 21-year-old Arsenal defender is now on loan at Millwall and is firmly in their starting plans, having made five league appearances.

And on Wednesday night, he won his 10th senior cap for Northern Ireland, playing the full 90 minutes in the World Cup qualifier against Switzerland.

Likewise, Arsenal goalkeeper Karl Hein won his 10th senior cap in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

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And the 19-year-old was superb for Estonia, helping them to a goalless draw against Wales in Cardiff.

But as with Ballard, Hein hasn’t played a competitive senior game for Arsenal, though he has made the bench on multiple occasions.

Arsenal must do all they can to ensure Ballard and Hein can go on to shine for the Gunners in future.

For a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old to break into double figures for international caps, and playing in competitive games for their country – that’s a sign of true talent.

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