Arsenal XI vs Lyon: Confirmed squad news, starting line-up, latest injury for Dubai Super Cup friendly today

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rsenal return to action against Lyon today in the Dubai Super Cup.

A handful of Gunners players remain unavailable as they continue their path to World Cup glory in Qatar, such as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.

Also, the tournament knockouts will not feature with Takehiro Tomiyasu in particular asking for a break from football after Japan’s heartbreak against Croatia in the Round of 16.

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Granit Xhaka flew straight from Qatar to Arsenal’s camp across the desert but did not feature against Lyon.

Arsenal await his return with a mid-season trip to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp in the first of three friendlies.

Already, the Gunners have had a behind-closed-doors game with Watford which could shed some light on Mikel Arteta’s approach to this week’s fixtures.

Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Magalhaes and Eddie Nketiah all started that 4-2 loss and are doing it again, alongside Kieran Tierney and Reiss Nelson.

Nathan Butler-Oyedeji, Ethan Nwaneri and Lino Sousa are among the youngsters on the bench who will almost certainly get their chance at some point.

Arsenal XI: Eh, Cedric, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Elneny, Lokonga, Odegaard, Nelson, Vieira, Nketiah

Subtitles: Hillson, Foran, Walters, Sousa, Smith, Cirjan, Lewis-Skelly, Cozier-Duberry, Nwaneri, Marquinhos, Sagoe Jr, Butler-Oyedeji


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