Arsenal team news: Debuts for Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac as Arsenal kick off their preseason
Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac will both make their debuts as Arsenal take on Sydney FC.
This is the first game of Arsenal’s tour of Australia and the first friendly of the preseason.
Lacazette signed for the club last week in a club record deal and Gunners fans will get a chance to see him in an Arsenal shirt for the first time. He starts from the bench but Arsene Wenger confirmed earlier in the week that he will play some part.
Sead Kolasinac was the first signing of the summer when he joined from Schalke on a free at the end of his contract. He will start on the left side of the back three. Perhaps not where he will be used moving forward.
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There will also be a chance to see some of Arsenal’s young stars. Krystian Bielik, Cohen Bramall, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock all start.
It is a fairly strong team alongside the youngsters.
It is always great to have football back and hopefully this is the start of an exciting season at Arsenal.