With the inaugural Emirates Cup campaign on the horizon this weekend, it’s time to take a look at how the Gunners could be lining up to take on their first opponents, Lyon this weekend.
It’s likely that Arsenal will use a combination of youth and fringe team players to keep his big stars fresh for the new season that is now just two short weeks away.
GK: Petr Cech
All set for his home debut, he will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome.
LB: Kieran Gibbs
Having lost his place in the team towards the end of the previous campaign, he may be given the chance to set an early precedent.
CB: Per Mertesacker
No longer burdened with international football, the veteran centre-back will have the opportunity to slow down and throw himself into the club’s preparations.
CB: Laurent Koscielny
The first test of his old partnership with the BFG will come up against the French side.
RB: Mathieu Debuchy
Debuchy will be hoping he can consider this upcoming season as a clean slate after losing the majority of 2014/15 through injury.
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