In Arsenal’s pre-season friendly against Nurnberg, Kai Havertz, the club’s £65 million summer signing, awaits his debut from the bench. Mikel Arteta, the Gunners’ manager, has included Havertz in the 30-man squad that has traveled to Germany, with several players making their return to action.
Although Gabriel Martinelli, Mohamed Elneny, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Takehiro Tomiyasu have resumed training, they will not participate in the match. However, William Saliba, who missed the last two months of the previous season due to a back injury, starts the game. Arsenal has taken a cautious approach to gradually reintegrate him and manage his workload.
Gabriel Jesus and Ben White, who featured in a behind-closed-doors draw with Watford last week, are named among the substitutes. Jesus finds himself on the bench alongside Folarin Balogun. The starting lineup showcases an attacking approach, with Bukayo Saka and Leandro Trossard forming the midfield partnership. Albert Sambi Lokonga, unfortunately, will miss the camp due to injury.
The Arsenal XI for this friendly consists of Ramsdale in goal, supported by a defensive line consisting of White, Saliba, Gabriel, and Kiwior. Trossard, Partey, and Odegaard operate in midfield, while Saka, Nketiah, and Nelson lead the attacking line. The substitutes’ bench offers additional options, including Hein, Cedric, Tierney, Trusty, Walters, Jorginho, Vieira, Havertz, Nwaneri, Lewis-Skelly, Jesus, and Balogun.