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.
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.