Arsenal begin the new Premier League season on Friday night with a trip to Brentford.
The Gunners will be favourites for the London derby, but the Bees can’t be underestimated.
They are back in the top tier after seven decades, and will be motivated with fans on their side.
The Gunners have impressed on the first matchday in recent years.
They have been victorious in three of the last four encounters.
The backline could be identical to the Tottenham Hotspur friendly defeat.
A solitary change could be in the right-back spot with Calum Chambers replacing Hector Bellerin.
Summer signing Ben White looks set to make his debut at the heart of the backline.
Thomas Partey has been ruled out for the rest of the month with an ankle problem.
Albert Sambi Lokonga should make his competitive debut alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield.
Mikel Arteta went with the same attacking combination against Chelsea and Spurs.
That probably gives a hint that the quartet are likely to feature against the Bees.
Bukayo Saka’s only pre-season outing came after the hour mark against Spurs.
The England international will need more minutes to reach match sharpness, and may start on the bench.
Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette should form the attack.
How Arsenal could line up against Brentford