Arsene Wenger also gave injury updates on club captain Thomas Vermealen who will still sit out at least another six weeks before resuming training, while left-back Nacho Monreal is expected to take part in light training after the weekend.
The Emirates crowd will see Sanogo in an Arsenal shirt for the first time, he’s been the only club signing this summer. The French striker has been tipped for big things by his new boss, so there will be plenty of hype over his first run out.
Santi Cazorla, similarly to Sanogo hooked up with the squad late after his involvement in a summer international tournament, and the Confederations Cup finalist will be involved despite missing the pre-season Asia Tour.
Wenger revealed the following team news in his recent press-conference:
[on the squad for the Emirates Cup]
You will see Sanogo, you will see Cazorla. On Sunday, you will see both of them.
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I consider Wilshere now to be completely available and part of the team. Szczesny is alright too.
[on Monreal and Vermaelen]
Vermaelen is out for six more weeks [at least before returning to training] and Monreal will start [light] training on Monday. Vermaelen is developing normally but he has a stress fracture in his back which takes time.