In typical pre-season friendly manner, we'll most probably have two teams out, a stronger one for the first half and a few younger players in the second half...
Here’s the starting XI line up that I’d like to see play…
It will be a good chance to see Vela up front along side Bendtner with Ramsey and Denilson deployed in central midfield. Arsene is still experimenting with Traore at left wing, something which the Frenchman discussed at the end of last season. I’d expect Hoyte Junoir and the rock Nordtveit given a run out too in the first half. Sagna will start too, coming back from injury.
In the second half, I’d expect a few changes. We’ll probably see Jay Simpson up front with Randall, the highly rated Wilshere in midfield. But all in all, it should be a good run out for the kids.
Exciting times ahead… the Emirates cup is the following weekend with a few other friendlies dotted around.
Can’t wait. The match itself is live on Arsenal TV Online of course, and kick off is at 3pm!]]>