Arsenal kick off mid-season friendlies in Dubai this afternoon

Arsenal are in action this afternoon against Lyon in the Dubai Super Cup

Arsenal kick off mid-season friendlies in Dubai this afternoon

A lot of familiar faces expected to feature. CREDIT: Jacques Feeney/OFFSIDE

Arsenal kick off shortly In Dubai for the start of the Dubai Super Cup, the Gunners face Olympique Lyon in the opening friendly.

The Gunners will get their pre-season of the winter break underway at 15.30, facing the French outfit that sit 8th in Ligue 1 currently.

It’s expected that Mikel Arteta will go with a similar side that faced Watford behind closed doors last week, with a hybrid of first team and youth players in action.

Last time out Arsenal were defeated 4-2 by Watford, conceding three in the second half after a haul of changes were made.

Starters such as captain Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Magalhaes are expected to feature, as well as the likes of Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah.

The game will be available to watch on the club’s official website, offering a taster of what fans can expect going forward without some key players for a short period of time.


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