Mikel Arteta & co. trip to the south side of the River Clyde in the Ibrox area of Glasgow, Scotland to take on Rangers in their second pre-season friendlies matches scheduled for this campaign.
The Gunners head into the game aiming of bounce back, after ended their opening pre-season friendlies match in defeat early of the week, despite stars like Aubameyang, Pepe, Lacazette and Thomas Partey featuring in this particular occasions.
After a series of training session in London Colney, Mikel Arteta’s squad travelled to Scotland and begin their pre-season friendly camping against Scottish giants Hibernian on Tuesday evening.
But unfortunately they end up with defeat as an error from goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo allowed Martin Boyle to score and Daniel Mackay made it 2-0, before Smith Rowe pulled one back.
Nicolas Pepe missed penalty while Eddie Nketiah missed one-on-one golden chance before Thomas Partey brilliant free-kick hit the bar.
Heading into this afternoon clash, Mikel Arteta is expected to make a lot of changes to his side’s that make starting lineup against Hibernian.
Players like Willian, Okonkwo, Nketiah doest expected to getting starting XI against Rangers as Mikel Arteta hope to return to London in a positive results.
As you know, Bernd Leno is on holiday while Runar Alex Runarsson and Dejan Iliev appear to have been left behind, possibly to secure transfers move away from Emirates.
As a result of that youth goalkeepers Arthur Okonkwo, Karl Hein, James Hillson, and Tom Smith, all are available for selection but James Hillson, who signed from Reading back in July 2019 likely to get starting XI after came off the bench against Hibernian and delivered some impressive save.
As for the back-line, David Luiz has already left the club, while Gabriel Magalheas, who was selected Brazil for Olympic, sustained injury problem, means Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, and Omar Rekik, Harry Clarke, likely to feature against Rangers.
On to right-wing back and left-wing back, there’s a lot of options for Mikel Arteta too, Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney and New signing Nuno Tavares, are all available for selection.
As for the midfield options, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira yet to return, while Matteo Guendouzi has already left the club, Thomas Partey is likely to feature as defensive midfielder pivot with Mohamed Elneny while Emile Smith-Rowe start No. 10 role.
The remaining players with including Joe Willock, Miguel Azeez likely to some minutes too in second half of the game.
Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson, Kido Taylor-Hart, Omari Hutchinson and Willian will battle for right-wing flank and left-wing flack since Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli yet to return due to involved on international duty with their country.
As for the centre-forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Folarin Balogun, are all available for the selection.
Arsenal possible starting lineup: Hillson; Chambers Pablo Mari, Tavares, Bellerin; Elneny, Partey; Aubameyang, Smith-Rowe, Pepe; Lacazette
Kick-off at 2:00pm
Venue: Ibrox Park In the area of Glasgow.