Arsenal vs Lyon LIVE: Stream, TV channel and team news as Gunners chase opening Dubai Super Cup win – latest updates | The Sun

ARSENAL will be determined to get their Dubai Super Cup tournament off to a perfect start against French giants Lyon.

The Gunners recently lost a 4-2 behind-closed-doors friendly to Championship opposition Watford.

And former striker Alexandre Lacazette will have his heart set on adding to Arsenal's woes.

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  • Kieran Davies

    Lyon to play strong XI

    Les Gones will be looking to play their strongest XI in this game, although Jerome Boateng is not involved as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

    Ryan Cherki and Anthony Lopes are both expected to start for the French side.

    Manager Laurent Blanc will be looking to this game as a measure of where his side is in terms of their evolution under his stewardship.

  • Kieran Davies

    Ex-Gunners come back to haunt Mikel

    Former Arsenal youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide has made the trip to Dubai despite a thigh injury.

    The Lyon team will be led but captain and former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

    Les Gones also boast long-time Arsenal target Houssem Aouar.

  • Kieran Davies

    Arteta looking for options

    The huge blow to the Spaniard’s plans has come in the form of the injury to Gabriel Jesus.

    Arsenal’s marquee signing in the summer has just returned home after knee surgery.

    There is no talk as to when the Brazilian will be back to feature for The Gunners.

  • Kieran Davies

    Welcome to Arsenal vs Lyon

    Premier League leaders Arsenal mark their return to non-competitive action this afternoon, as Lyon lie in wait for their opening Dubai Super Cup match at the Al Maktoum Stadium.

    Arsenal still have Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka, William Saliba and Gabrielle Martinelli representing their nation at the World Cup in Qatar.

    Meanwhile, Matt Turner, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka’s nations have all been knocked out and Ben White withdrew from the England camp for personal reasons.

    White has not made the journey to Dubai, and neither has Jesus as he recovers from a knee operation, but there is a spot on the plane for Emile Smith-Rowe as he steps up his recovery from groin surgery.

    Smith-Rowe is unlikely to play any part in their December friendlies as he pushes for a return to first-team action in January.

    Senior players such as Gabriel, Kieran Tierney and Mohamed Elneny could all start before Mikel Arteta rings the second-half changes.

    Meanwhile, Lyon have only one remaining World Cup representative in the form of Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, with Karl Toko Ekambi’s Cameroon suffering an early exit in the group stage despite a last-gasp 1-0 win over Brazil.

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