Arsenal takes on Bayern Munich from the International Champions Cup on Wednesday 17 July (kick-off: 8 pm PDT /4 am GMT). .After handing the reins to the youngsters in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids in their pre-season opener Unai Emery is a place to reestablish a plethora of senior players to his side as they face Bayern Munich at Los Angeles.
There has been a time when Arsenal fans were sick of the sight of Bayern Munich, but the Gunners faithful are likely to love their high profile pre-season clash with the side in the US. Arsenal played Bayern on eight occasions between 2013 and 2017 throughout the Champions League knockout stages, losing each of the last three matches 5-1. However, the Gunners current plight and descent into Europa League football has meant high-profile clashes have dried up. Unai Emery will be decided to restore Arsenal to the top table of European football this year.
Date: Wednesday 17 July
Time: 11 pm ET
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich staff information
Unai Emery is having to compete with several problems from the pitch as a consequence of a restricted transfer funding along with the unhappiness of club captain Laurent Koscielny.
Emery took the chance to field a young group from kickoff, though his religion was reimbursed as Bukayo Saka, James Olayinka and Gabriel Martinelli all got on the scoresheet.
With Bernd Leno still enduring a finger injury, Emiliano Martínez will be very likely to begin in goal for Arsenal following Thursday.
The Gunners will also be missing three defenders as Hector Bellerin, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Rob Holding stay injured at the lead up for their very first International Champions Cup game.
Bayern is still someway brief to finalizing their squad to the new year, but that won’t prevent Nico Kovac from forcing his players throughout their period at the USA.
The assembly with the Gunners is among 3 matches scheduled during the next week, together with Real Madrid to follow Texas later this week prior to a showdown with AC Milan on July 23.
But it is going to be a chance for two of their club’s newest signings – Benjamin Pavard and Jann-Fiete Arp – to reveal what they can do against top-class opposition.
Pavard – a World Cup winner with France – is established, even though there’s a certain quantity of strain on Arp providing his exploits at youth level for Germany.
Bayern mind within these games with no discovered replacements for Franck Ribery or Arjen Robben, meaning Serge Gnabry should find the opportunity to face his old team.
Arsenal lineup: Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Xhaka, Willock; Nelson, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Coach: Unai Emery
Bayern lineup: Neuer; Kimmich, Pavard, Martinez, Alaba; Tolisso, Thiago; Gnabry, Goretzka, Coman; Lewandowski
Coach: Niko Kovac
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