For the home Emirates fans, this will be their first chance to watch new additions Marquinhos, Matt Turner, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Gabriel Jesus in action. Injury has prevented Fabio Vieira from playing thus far, although there have been signs that he might play today.
There will be plenty of signs in the starting lineup about how Mikel Arteta might line up his team for Friday’s Premier League season opener at Selhurst Park. To start off what many consider to be an exciting season in the proper way, a 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace there from last season will need to be changed.
In the week leading up to the game, Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu both returned to training, and their participation—or lack thereof—will provide a fair indication of how they’re progressing for the opening game. But ultimately, Arsenal supporters will want to see the team performing at its best.
Tashan Deniran Alleyne and Tom Canton, two Arsenal reporters, will keep you informed of all the game’s developments. For all of our most recent updates from the Emirates Stadium, where the match is scheduled to begin at 12:30 PM BST, scroll down.
In today’s Emirates Cup match against Sevilla, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko made their unofficial home debuts for Arsenal.
Fabio Vieira, along with Emile Smith Rowe, Kieran Tierney, and Takehiro Tomiyasu, are once again left out of the squad despite fellow summer acquisitions Matt Turner and Marquinhos being selected to the bench.
In fact, after Arsenal’s perfect record of victories came to an end in a 2-1 loss, manager Mikel Arteta chose to make significant changes to the lineup that began the friendly match against London rivals Brentford at London Colney earlier in the week.
Arsenal XI confirmed
Starting XI: Ramsdale; White; Saliba; Gabriel; Zinchenko; Partey; Xhaka; Odegaard; Saka; Jesus; Martinelli
Subs: Turner; Runarsson; Cedric; Bellerin; Mari; Holding; Elneny; Maitland-Niles; Lokonga; Marquinhos; Pepe; Nelson; Nketiah