Summer signing Gervinho will make his Arsenal debut against FC Cologne on Saturday afternoon.

The Ivory Coast star, who joined the Club from Lille, is included in Arsène Wenger’s starting XI for the pre-season friendly in Germany.

Thomas Vermaelen captains the side while youngsters Benik Afobe and Conor Henderson are on the bench. Carl Jenkinson starts at right-back.

Gervinho will be wearing No 22 today but that is not guaranteed to be his numeral throughout the season. The same applies to the rest of the squad this afternoon.

Team in full: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Walcott, Ramsey, Song, Wilshere, Gervinho, Chamakh

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