[Teams] Arsenal vs Sunderland: Confirmed Line-ups
Arsenal start the new Premier League season with a home tie against Sunderland at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon. Here are the confirmed teams for the game
Arsenal start the new Premier League season with a home tie against Sunderland at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
Summer signings Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski make their debuts, while Olivier Giroud has to make do with a place on the bench. Per Mertesacker comes in for the injured Laurant Koscielny.
Alex Song is left out with ‘a knock’ amid reports he could be on the verge of a move to Barcelona, Abou Diaby comes in.
Here are the confirmed teams:
Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Diaby, Arteta, Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski, Gervinho.
Subs: Mannone, Djourou, Coquelin, Santos, Ramsey, Arshavin, Giroud.
Mignolet, Gardner, Richardson, O’Shea, Cuellar, Larsson, McClean, Cattermole, Colback, Sessegnon, Campbell.
Subs: Wickham, Kilgallon, Meyler, Bramble, Saha, Elmohamady, Westwood.
We’ll have all the goals and highlights up shortly after the game, so check back later.