Arsenal XI vs Chelsea: Starting lineup and confirmed team news for pre-season friendly - Zinchenko starts

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Arsenal XI vs Chelsea: Starting lineup and confirmed team news for pre-season friendly - Zinchenko starts
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Arsenal hand Oleksandr Zinchenko a swift debut against Chelsea in tonight’s all-London pre-season friendly affair in Florida.

Zinchenko trained with his new team-mates on Friday after joining from Manchester City in a £32million deal and gets an immediate run out in red and white.

However, Fabio Vieira is yet to get his first minutes in a Gunners shirt under his belt after picking up a small foot injury shortly after his arrival from Porto.

The 22-year-old has been participating in training but is not risked in Orlando.

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Three other players not involved tonight are Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kieran Tierney, who have all been absent from training.

But manager Mikel Arteta still names a strong starting lineup, with the new Premier League season kicking off in less than two weeks, so the likes of Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, William Saliba, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey all come into the first XI.

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus

Subs: Turner, Bellerín, Walters, Cedric, Tavares, Mari, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Lokonga, Elneny, Marquinhos, Pepe, Nelson, Balogun, Nketiah

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