New club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette has been included in Arsenal’s squad for their trip to Australia and China.
The former Lyon striker boarded the plane to Sydney, although there were a number of other notable omissions.
Neither Alexis Sanchez nor Hector Bellerin are in the squad, as they are handed extended rest time following their international commitments this summer. Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers are also missing for the same reason.
There is also no room for Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez, or Wojciech Szczesny, with speculation all five players could exit the Emirates this summer.
Indeed Szczesny is again being linked with a move to Juventus, in many of today’s tabloids.
Arsenal’s other summer signing Sead Kolasinac, also travels as does Olivier Giroud, despite speculation linking him with a move away.
- Report: Arsenal ‘Planning For Life Post-Wenger’ As Josh Kroenke Given New Role
- Arsenal Announce New Five-Year Sponsorship Deal With Emirates
- Report: Koulibaly Is Arsenal’s Number One Transfer Target For Summer
Petr Cech, Emi Martinez, David Ospina, 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.