CONFIRMED: Arsenal line-up v Benfica - Chambers starts, Sanchez on bench

Here is how Arsenal will line up for their pre-season friendly against Benfica on Saturday.

Arsenal starting XI: Martinez, Bellerin, Chambers, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Campbell, Ramsey, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanogo

Subs: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Arteta, Wilshere, Giroud, Sanchez, Cazorla, Coquelin, Akpom, Miquel

Arsenal kick off their latest Emirates Cup campaign with a match again Benfica this afternoon.

The summer has been an exciting one for the Gunners faithful, with Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers all arriving at the club…and more players tipped to follow.

Today Arsenal fans can see their players back at the Emirates Stadium and will be hoping Arsene Wenger’s men start as they mean to go on, with victory against the Primeira Liga champions.

Benfica impressed last season, knocking FC Porto off their perch in Portugal and doing exceptionally well across a range of competitions under manager Jorge Jesus.

Today’s match will not be easy for Arsenal, and it will be interesting to see how the players perform knowing that in a few cases their places could be up for grabs considering the new and possible arrivals this summer.

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