On Friday afternoon, Arsenal.com hope to announce the squad for the opening friendly at Barnet the following day.

This game is the traditional curtain-raiser to the Club’s pre-season campaign and extends the close working relationship with the League Two side, who will once again play host to Arsenal Reserves for selected games in 2010/11.

No-one’s participation is guaranteed on Saturday. However it is expected that the Arsenal squad will consist of younger players and some of the senior stars who have already started pre-season training.

This group includes new signings Marouane Chamakh and Laurent Koscielny plus Manuel Almunia, Thomas Vermaelen, Tomas Rosicky, Samir Nasri, Theo Walcott, Denilson, Jack Wilshere, Johan Djourou, Andrey Arshavin and Kieran Gibbs.

There are still tickets available for our first pre-season friendly. Click here for full details.

Saturday's game will be streamed exclusively live on Arsenal TV Online. Click here for full details.

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16 Jul 2010