After comfortably beating Benfica on Saturday, the Gunners have established a sizeable lead at the top of the tournament table
Arsenal will conclude this year’s Emirates Cup when they meet Sevilla at their home stadium on Sunday afternoon.
A point is awarded for each goal scored at the weekend tournament so the Gunners collected eight in total by beating Benfica 5-2 on Saturday, with Sevilla in second place on four points following a 1-0 victory over RB Leipzig.
Arsene Wenger’s men will now take on Eduardo Berizzo’s team to decide who wins this year’s edition of the pre-season tournament.
|Game||Arsenal vs Sevilla|
|Date||Sunday, July 30|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and by stream on WatchESPN.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|ESPN Deportes (Spanish)||WatchESPN|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Ospina, Martinez, Cech|
|Defenders||Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Chambers, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Bramall|
|Midfielders||Ramsey, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Elneny, Nelson, Willock|
|Forwards||Lacazette, Giroud, Walcott, Welbeck|
Alexis Sanchez and Shkodran Mustafi have only returned to pre-season training this weekend and will not feature, while Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson are with the Under-23 side.
Santi Cazorla, Gabriel and Jack Wilshere are injured and having featured prominently on Saturday, the likes of Theo Walcott and Sead Kolasinac may not be involved.
Potential starting XI: Cech; Chambers, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Ozil, Lacazette, Welbeck.
|Goalkeepers||Rico, Soria, Soriano|
|Defenders||Corchia, Mercado, Pareja, Lenglet, Carrico, Escudero, Matos|
|Midfielders||Nzonzi, Pizarro, Banega, Krohn-Dehli, Lasso, Pozo, Montoya, Sarabia, Ganso|
|Forwards||Ben Yedder, Nolito, Correa, Fernandez|
Sevilla have had to leave Luis Muriel and Yan Eteki at home due to work-permit issues, but Ganso was able to belatedly join up with the squad.
The likes of Ever Banega, Nolito and Wissam Ben Yedder started in the Leipzig game and could drop to the bench due to the quick turnaround.
Potential starting XI: Soria; Mercado, Carrico, Pareja, Matos; Ganso, Nzonzi, Krohn-Dehli; Correa, Fernandez, Sarabia.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Arsenal are 4/6 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Sevilla priced at 7/2 the draw available at 3/1.
So far, so good for Arsenal at the Emirates Cup.
There were plenty of positives in the Gunners’ 5-2 victory over Benfica, though the fact the result was 5-1 the last time the Portuguese side visited – with Yaya Sanogo scoring twice – is a reminder that these games do not mean much.
Sead Kolasinac was impressive in the back three, though, and Reiss Nelson continues to show he could have a part to play in the first team as soon as this coming season.
Sevilla – though under-strength having split their team between the two days – will present another test.
Arsene Wenger does seem to have held many of his stars back for the second match, however. Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil made only brief appearances against Benfica, while Hector Bellerin, Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny did not feature at all.
The Spaniards, by contrast, have already utilised Wissam Ben Yedder, Ever Banega and Nolito, among others, and do not boast as deep a squad.