Arsenal fans can catch a glimpse of their team back in action on Thursday with a Dubai Super Cup clash against Lyon.
A friendly in all but name, the Gunners will get valuable minutes in the first of three friendlies leading up to the end of the World Cup break.
First up in their hot-weather training camp in Dubai is French club Lyon.
Date, start time and place
Arsenal vs Lyon is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 3:30pm GMT.
The match will take place at the Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.
Arsenal team in Dubai.
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Where to watch Arsenal vs Lyon
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be broadcast on pay-per-view on Arsenal’s club media.
Live Streaming: Fans can sign up to watch the match online and via the Arsenal app for £5.99.
Live Blog – You can follow all the match day action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Arsenal vs Lyon team news
Martin Odegaard, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Magalhaes and Mohamed Elneny formed a relatively strong starting XI for Arsenal in their closed-door defeat to Watford before the trip to Dubai.
The same players should show up against Lyon with a host of academy prospects likely to score runs as well.
The game will come too soon for Thomas Partey, Takehiro Tomiyasu and the other Arsenal players knocked out of the World Cup.
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Arsenal vs Lyon betting tip and prediction
The result, naturally, won’t matter in a friendly and neither of these teams have played in weeks, so any prediction is a bit (a lot) of guesswork.
Arsenal win 2-1.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
The two teams have only met twice, in the group stage of the second round of the 2001 Champions League.
Arsenal win: 1
Lyon win: 0