Arsene Wenger has named his lineup for the 2017 Community Shield against Chelsea, the final match before the new season.
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Match: Arsenal v Chelsea
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sun 6 Aug 14:00
Arsene Wenger has named a strong lineup for the Community Shield clash with Chelsea.
Petr Cech will start in goals against his former club and play behind a strong back three. Per Mertesacker will be hoping to replicate his Wembley heroics in the centre with Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal alongside him.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Hector Bellerin will both start for the Gunners with a new midfield pairing between them. Granit Xhaka will play but Mohamed Elneny gets a rare start alongside him.
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Further forward, there are starts for Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi who impressed so much during pre-season but not for Mesut Özil. Alexandre Lacazette gets a start up front with Alexis Sanchez finding a place on the bench.
Here’s how the teams line up:
GK) Petr Cech
RCB) Rob Holding
CB) Per Mertesacker
LCB) Nacho Monreal
RWB) Hector Bellerin
CM) Granit Xhaka
CM) Mohamed Elneny
LWB) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
RAM) Danny Welbeck
LAM) Alex Iwobi
ST) Alexandre Lacazette
Subs: Ospina, Kolasinac, Willock, Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Giroud
GK) Thiabut Courtois
RCB) Gary Cahill
CB) David Luiz
LCB) Cesar Azpilicueta
RWB) Victor Moses
CM) N’Golo Kante
CM) Cesc Fabregas
LWB) Marcos Alonso
ST) Michy Batshuayi
Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Scott, Boga, Musonda, Morata