Arsenal’s pre-season begins on Friday when some of the players return from their summer holidays for a screening and fitness assessment.
It’s been a pretty busy off-season for quite a number of our players, so as it stands the first team/fringes of first team players who will be there for day one are:
Emile Smith Rowe
* recovering from injuries
Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock (Toulon Tournament)
Reiss Nelson, Krystian Bielik and Matteo Guendouzi (European U21 Championships)
Granit Xhaka, Sead Kolasinac, Sokratis (European qualifiers)
Lucas Torreira (Copa America)
Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny (African Cup of Nations)
The touring party for the US is likely to include a clutch of academy talent who will be keen to impress Unai Emery. The likes of Bukayo Saka, Xavier Amaechi, Daniel Ballard, Zech Medley, Kelechi Nwakali, Folarin Balogun, and more will be making up the numbers, while some first team squad members could join the tour while it’s in progress.