Team news: Strong side selected to play Lyon

Mikel Arteta in Dubai

Mikel Arteta has named a strong starting XI for this afternoon’s Dubai Super Cup game against Lyon.

Despite travelling to the UAE without the 10 players called up to the World Cup, the boss has opted to field all of his first-team players from the start against the French side.

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Karl Hein starts between the posts in front of a back four of Cedric, Rob Holding, Gabriel and Kieran Tierney, who will be offered protection by Sambi Lokonga and Mohamed Elneny.

Martin Odegaard skippers the side, with Reiss Nelson, Fabio Vieira and Eddie Nketiah hoping to provide the firepower in attack.

The bench is filled with members of our under-21 side, who will be hoping to make an impression during our two games in the competition - find out more about the 13 Young Gunners on the trip.

Lyon boss Laurent Blanc has also selected a strong side, which features former Gunner Alexandre Lacazette from the start. Another player with links to us, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, is amongst the French side's substitutes - discover everything you need to know about our opponents.

Arsenal: Hein, Cedric, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Elneny, Lokonga, Nelson, Odegaard, Vieira, Nketiah.
Subs: Hillson, Foran, Walters, Sousa, Smith, Cirjan, Lewis-Skelly, Cozier-Duberry, Nwaneri, Marquinhos, Sagoe Jr, Butler-Oyedeji.

Lyon: Lopes, Gusto, Diomande, Lukeba, Henrique, Tolisso, Aouar, Caqueret, Faivre, Dembele, Lacazette.
Subs: Riou, Kumbedi, Laaziri, Sarr, Da Silva, Lepenant, Mendes, Bonnevie, Barcola, Reine-Adelaide, Tete, Cherki.

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