RC Lens Vs Arsenal: After a month-long campaign of International football with Portugal winning the Euros 2016 and Chile winning the Copa America Centenario, club football action is finally back. Whereas other EPL clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Southampton, etc. Have started their pre-season campaign early, Arsenal will be the-the latest ones to join them. Their pre-season tour starts with a friendly against northern French side RC Lens, who are well renowned for their youth academy from where Arsenal bought two young sensations in Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Yassin Fortune last season.
RC Lens vs Arsenal: Match Preview, Team News, Live Streaming 22/07/2016
A lot of Arsenal players, especially the first teamers were included in Euros or Copa America competition, hence most of them won’t be able to feature in this fixture. Players like Laurent Koscielny, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud are ruled out since they would be enjoying their usual 3-4 weeks holiday provided by Wenger. However Petr Cech and new signing Granit Xhaka returned to training sessions yesterday, it will be too early for them to feature. Jack Wilshere after an early exit from Euros did appear in training sessions and might be included in the pre-season squad.
However, players who missed out on international duties will be readily available in addition to some U21 or U18 players who will be looking to impress Wenger for getting the first-team promotion. Senior players will likely include Per Mertesacker, Gabriel Paulista, Nacho Monreal, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin, Mohammed El Nenny, Santi Cazorla, Joel Campbell, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott.
While youth players will include the likes of highly-rated players like Ben Sheaf, Krystian Bielik, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Chuba Akpom, Stephy Mavididi, Serge Gnabry and a lot more. Nigerian prospect Alex Iwobi, who became somewhat more of a regular player in the senior team will also be available and like others, he will try to nail down a place in starting XI from the beginning of the season.
“[We want the players] to be as sharp as possible. Look at the schedule we have, it is a very difficult schedule and [we must] focus on the players who are here because they are certainly the players who will start the season,” told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
RC Lens Vs Arsenal Free Live Streaming
Arsenal will face RC Lens at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Friday, July 22(today) starting at 11:30 p.m. IST. However, you can watch live streaming on ronaldo7.net or firstrowas.eu.