Arsenal confirm squad for Sydney FC, Wanderers matches

Arsenal have named a 25-man squad for their tour of Australia.

A star-studded Arsenal squad including the likes of Mezut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and new signing Alexandre Lacazette will make the trip to Australia to face Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers this week.

Arsene Wenger has named a 25-man squad for the Gunners’ two-week tour of Australia and Asia, with the English giants set to land in Sydney on Tuesday morning.

Arsenal face Sydney FC on Thursday (July 13) at ANZ Stadum before tackling the Wanderers on Saturday (July 15) at the same venue.

And Australian fans will see the best of Arsenal with almost all their big guns making the trip.

Most interest will be on new French striker Lacazette, who is likely to make his club debut in Australia after completing a club-record £52m move from Lyon last week.

Other big names include German playmaker Ozil, Welsh wizard Ramsey, French striker Olivier Giroud, England internationals Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck, as well as veteran keeper Petr Cech.

Chile’s Alexis Sanchez and German defender Shkodran Mustafi have been left out after their exertions for their respective countries at the recent FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

Arsenal’s squad is set to arrive in Australia early on Tuesday, with an official welcome ceremony set down for Tuesday morning at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Arsenal’s squad to tour Australia:

Petr Cech (GK), Emi Martinez (GK), David Ospina (GK), Krystian Bielik, Cohen Bramall, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Olivier Giroud, Alex Iwobi, Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Donyell Malen, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Joe Willock, Granit Xhaka

 

Source  :  Football Federation Australia

TV Globo e TV Bandeirantes vão transmitir hoje Barcelona x Arsenal

Futebol na aberta 
A Globo vai com sua força máxima para o jogo desta quarta-feira da Liga dos Campeões, Barcelona x Arsenal, às 16h45.

Transmissão comandada por Galvão Bueno, Juninho Pernambucano, Walter Casagrande e Arnaldo Cezar Coelho, mais Tino Marcos no estádio Camp Nou.

A Band, por sua vez, vai movimentar Téo José, Neto e o repórter Felipe Kieling.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC to face Arsenal?

Arsenal's starting eleven that played Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League in November.

According to reports, English Premier League giants Arsenal are the next big European club to play friendlies in Australia with the Gunners reportedly set to take on Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers in 2017.

A report in the UK’s Mirror claims Arsenal will take on the Hyundai A-League clubs as part of their pre-season preparations for the 2017/18 EPL season.

Arsenal’s trip Down Under gives Aussie fans another chance to see some world-class talent, with the Gunners squad featuring the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud.

 

The Gunners’ visit follows on from the hugely successful trips of both Chelsea and Tottenham, who took on the Sky Blues to massive crowds at ANZ Stadium earlier this year. Also, the International Champions Cup in Melbourne, featuring Real Madrid, Manchester City and Roma was a massive drawcard for fans this year while Liverpool were also in Australia playing in front of huge attendances.

It’s been almost 40 years since Gunners last visited Australia. Back then they were defeated 3-1 by the Socceroos in a “B” international as part of the “World of Soccer” tournament that also featured Celtic and Red Star Belgrade.

John Kosmina, Dave Harding and Peter Ollerton the goal-scorers for the Aussies against the Gunners. Kosmina was subsequently signed by Arsenal the following season.

In that game in Sydney, Arsenal featured the likes of Liam Brady, Malcolm McDonald and Frank Stapleton.

Football Federation Australia