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 throughout the coming season.

No-one’s participation is guaranteed. However it is expected that the visiting squad will consist of younger players and some of the senior stars who returned on July 7.

This group included: Almunia, Rosicky, Eduardo, Clichy, Mannone, Gallas, Djourou, Wilshere, Nasri, Denilson, Silvestre, Arshavin, Traore, Senderos and Vermaelen.

There are still tickets for all areas of the ground on Saturday. Call the Barnet Ticket Office on 020 8449 6325 or visit www.barnetfc.com.

The game is also being streamed exclusively live on Arsenal TV Online. For details go to tv.arsenal.com.

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14 Jul 2009