Yes, we are excited. Are you?
Arsenal take on Benfica in the Emirates Cup this afternoon.
The Gunners, who have won the tournament in three of its previous six runnings, could hand debuts to three new signings.
Chile speedster Alexis Sanchez, who joined from Barcelona in £30m, could feature, along with defenders Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy, who were recruited from Southampton and Newcastle United respectively.
Joel Campbell may also make his Gunners bow, but new goalkeeper David Ospina misses out through injury.
Two and a half hours before kick-off, Arsenal’s official Twitter account sent out the below tweet.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 2, 2014