Arsenal v Lyon: Confirmed starting line-up’s – Ozil starts in Emirates Cup opener

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Arsenal take on Ligue 1 outfit Lyon in the opening game of the Emirates Cup at their home ground in north London.

Gunners star Mesut Özil will start against the French giants as he prepares to win his second friendly tournament silverware of the summer following the Asia Trophy Cup.

Arsenal finished last seasons Emirates Cup as runners-up losing out to Spanish giants Valencia. The Gunners have won the cup a total of three times since it was first setup in 2007.

Wolfsburg beat Villarreal in the other Emirates Cup game played today.

Emirates Cup 2015 match schedule:

Saturday, July 25
14.00 – VfL Wolfsburg v Villarreal
16.20 – Arsenal v Olympique Lyonnais
Sunday, July 26
14.00 – Olympique Lyonnais v Villarreal
16.20 – Arsenal v VfL Wolfsburg

Arsenal v Lyon

Stadium: Emirates

Kick-Off: 16:20 GMT

Arsenal: Martinez, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Iwobi, Giroud

Subs: Cech, Gabriel, Monreal, Chambers, Bellerin, Hayden, Arteta, Cazorla, Reine-Adelaide, Walcott, Akpom

Lyon: Lopes, Zeffane, Rose, Umtiti, Jenssen, Gonalons, Ferri, Tolisso, Grenier, Njie, Lacazette.

Subs: Mocio, Beauvue, Mvuemba, Labidi Fekir, Mboubouni, D’Arpino.

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