Jul 20

Team Predictions: SK Sturm Graz v Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s side arrived for their annual pre-season tour of Austria on Monday night, and began training this morning in preparation for tomorrow’s game against SK Sturm Graz.

The Gunners’ traditionally come to Austria for the most intensive part of their pre-season; with barely any distractions and the sweltering heat and humidity being significant factors, this is where Arsenal’s pre-season training truly begins.

Arsenal welcome back 6 players who were involved in the World Cup. Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Abou Diaby, Carlos Vela, Emmanuel Eboue and Alex Song all return.

World Cup finalists Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie have both been given extra time off to recover following their lengthy involvement at the tournament.

View the full 27-man squad here.

Gooner Talk’s Predicted Starting XI

Almunia
Sagna – Djourou – Vermaelen – Clichy
Wilshere – Song – Diaby
Walcott – Chamakh – Arshavin

You’ll find the confirmed starting line-up on Gooner Talk when we get it tomorrow evening.

What side do you think will play? Let us know your team predictions in the comments section below!

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57 Responses to “Team Predictions: SK Sturm Graz v Arsenal”

  1. Nikon says:

    How about we get Frey/Schwarzer Diakhate and Remy would prob cost 24 million for the 3. Even less if we go for Schwarzer

    Diakhate is avalible for 7 mill. Anynews on these players gooner Chris?

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  2. Ricky says:

    Agree with american gooner!! Suarez would be a more then perfect replacement for eduardo.. Wenger should do all he can & try opening negotiations with ajax as they do seem to be an approachable club that we have good relations with so cant see them asking over the top with for him.

    @ M: For 10m nowadays al you get is a back-up player with potential so if you cant spend 10m on a squad player in this day & age you win nowt.

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  3. Nikon says:

    Eduardo has been confirmed as a Shakhtar player

    http://shakhtar.com/en/news/13787

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  4. gunner786 says:

    good luck dudu… all the best for you enough respect!!!I dont think wenger will replace dudu with the strikers available, but im really hoping for a gk and a defender we all know more after the match today! peace out

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  5. alf15 says:

    @KoloLej: Handanovic was never gonna happen. that was just his agent trying to get his client a move to juve or florentina. So he used arsenals names to make them teams buy his client and bump up the price and it back fired now that they have new keepers.

    Something similar happend with Melo.

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  6. Hiro says:

    This is the best Eduardo tribute video out there. Almost makes you cry :(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRcS-zuT4Vg

    Go check it out and let us remember Eduardo for the greatness that he was, is and remain forever!

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