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Predicted Arsenal vs. Lyon Emirates Cup XI: STRONG side named but NO Ramsey or Wilshere

Arsenal were triumphant in the Barclays Asia Trophy, as the Gunners beat Premier League rivals Everton in the final. However, Arsene Wenger’s side are set for a much tougher test in the Emirates Cup.

They kick off the competition with a challenging clash against Ligue 1 heavyweights Olympic Lyonnaise, and the north London giants are set to name their strongest side for the opening fixture.

Arsenal have failed to win their our tournament since 2010 – and will certainly be looking to rectify this, and claim maximum silverware – with the FA Community also to come – ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.

Take a look how Wenger’s side could line up on Saturday afternoon…

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GK – Petr Cech

The former Chelsea goalkeeper is poised to become the Gunners’ new No.1 with the futures of Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina uncertain.

It’s likely Cech will be handed maximum minutes in preparation for his first season north of the capital.

Petr Cech

RB – Hector Bellerin

The Spaniard was arguably lucky to have been handed his first-team chance last season following Mathieu Debuchy’s injury – but could now be the long-term regular at right-back as a result of his excellent performances.

 during the Barclays Asia Trophy match between Arsenal and Singapore Select XI at National Stadium on July 15, 2015 in Singapore.

CB – Per Mertesacker

Question marks still remain on the German’s ability to lead Arsenal in Europe; however, Koscienly and Mertesacker have developed an excellent understanding his defence.

during the Barclays Asia Trophy match between XXXX and XXXX at National Stadium on July 15, 2015 in Singapore.

CB – Laurent Koscielny

The Frenchman could face competition from January arrival Gabriel Paulista next season, yet the 29-year-old remains the Gunners’ finest centre-back.

during the Barclays Asia Trophy match between XXXX and XXXX at the National Stadium on July 18, 2015 in Singapore.

LB – Nacho Monreal

We are likely to see Spaniards on either flank, with Monreal displacing Kieran Gibbs last season. The 29-year-old has improved massively since his arrival at the club, and deserves to be our first choice left-back.

during the Barclays Asia Trophy match between XXXX and XXXX at National Stadium on July 15, 2015 in Singapore.

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