2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball winner, Kelechi Nwakali has been left out of Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Australia and China. His omission may not be unconnected to his inability to get a work permit after spending last season on loan to MVV Maastricht where he scored twice in 30 appearances. 

His compatriot, Chuba Akpom was also omitted. Akpom, a regular member of Arsenal’s pre-season tours, may need to sort out his feature as breaking into the first team is like cracking the Da Vinci Code with the arrival of Lacazette.

Wojciech Szczesny, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Lucas Perez, Carl Jenkinson and Gedion Zelalem aren’t included. Jack Wilshere is still injured and Jeff Reine-Adelaide isn’t yet fully fit. Alexis and Mustafi would be on holidays. I pray Szczesny is not sold. 

On the two weeks tour, the team would play a total of four matches:

  • Vs Sydney FC on July 13 (Sydney) 
  • Vs Western Sydney Wanderers on July 15 (Sydney) 
  • Vs Bayern Munich on July 19 (Shanghai)
  • Vs Chelsea on July 22 (Beijing)

The travelling squad

  • Petr Cech (GK)
  • Emi Martinez (GK)
  • David Ospina (GK)
  • Krystian Bielik
  • Cohen Bramall
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Mohamed Elneny
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alex Iwobi
  • Sead Kolasinac
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Alexandre Lacazette
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  • Donyell Malen
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Reiss Nelson
  • Eddie Nketiah
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Aaron Ramsey 
  • Theo Walcott
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Joe Willock
  • Granit Xhaka

Looking forward to the games.

AmosCP

Petr Cech (GK)
Emi Martinez (GK)
David Ospina (GK)
Krystian Bielik
Cohen Bramall
Francis Coquelin
Mohamed Elneny
Olivier Giroud
Alex Iwobi
Sead Kolasinac
Laurent Koscielny
Alexandre Lacazette
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Donyell Malen
Per Mertesacker
Nacho Monreal
Reiss Nelson
Eddie Nketiah
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Mesut Ozil
Aaron Ramsey 
Theo Walcott
Danny Welbeck
Joe Willock
Granit Xhaka
Read more at https://www.arsenal.com/news/travelling-squad-tour-announced#i26kxuaIaShgs

On tour, the team will play a total of four matches. Two in Sydney, against local sides Sydney FC on Thursday, July 13 and Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, July 15.

The squad then flies to China, where we play Bayern Munich in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 19, before heading to Beijing where we play Chelsea in the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Saturday, July 22.


Read more at https://www.arsenal.com/news/travelling-squad-tour-announced#i26kxuaIaShgsqYi

On tour, the team will play a total of four matches. Two in Sydney, against local sides Sydney FC on Thursday, July 13 and Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, July 15.

The squad then flies to China, where we play Bayern Munich in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 19, before heading to Beijing where we play Chelsea in the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Saturday, July 22.


Read more at https://www.arsenal.com/news/travelling-squad-tour-announced#i26kxuaIaShgsqYi.99

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