Arsenal fans looking forward to their first sight of the new striker signing Alexandre Lacazette playing for the Gunners will have to be patient for a little longer, after Arsene Wenger released the Arsenal team sheet for the first game of our pre-season schedule today against Sydney FC in Australia.
The former Lyon star is set to make his Arsenal debut today but he will do so from the bench, with Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck in the starting line-up instead. Mesut Ozil has spoken about how much he is looking forward to playing with Lacazette and he will also start today, with Per Mertesacker, Francis Coquelin and Petr Cech the other first team regulars.
Arsenal’s other summer signing Sead Kolasinac also gets his first Arsenal game today and will be on from the start, with young Gunners Willock, Nelson, Bielik and Bramall completing the XI.
Cech, Bramall, Bielik, Mertesacker, Kolasinac, Ozil, Walcott, Coquelin, Nelson, Willock, Welbeck.
Subs: Lacazette, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Monreal, Martinez, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Malen, Nketiah.