Mikel Arteta has given all three of our summer signings their Arsenal debuts in today’s Community Shield meeting with Manchester City.
Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and Kai Havertz have all been given the nod to start at Wembley Stadium, with the Dutchman likely to start at left-back alongside our usual combination of William Saliba and Gabriel.
Havertz meanwhile is part of our front three alongside Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, with options from the bench including Leandro Trossard, Emile Smith Rowe and our goalscorer in midweek Eddie Nketiah.
Jorginho is missing from the matchday squad due to a slight muscle issue.
As for City, Pep Guardiola has handed a first start to Mateo Kovacic following his arrival from Chelsea, with Kevin de Bruyne only fit enough for a spot on the bench after not yet featuring in pre-season.
Nathan Ake also misses out after picking up an injury in their recent friendly against Bayern Munich, with cup keeper Stefan Ortega given the goalkeeping spot.
Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Timber, Partey, Rice, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Havertz.
Subs: Turner, Tierney, Tomiyasu, Kiwior, Holding, Vieira, Trossard, Smith Rowe, Nketiah.
Manchester City: Ortega, Walker, Dias, Stones, Akanji, Kovacic, Rodri, Silva, Grealish, Alvarez, Haaland.
Subs: Ederson, Lewis, Gomez, Laporte, Phillips, McAtee, De Bruyne, Foden, Palmer.
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