Confirmed Arsenal line-up v Chivas Guadalajara: Xhaka makes first start, Holding also included

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Arsenal take on Chivas Guadalajara in California this morning.

Arsenal starting line-up: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Monreal; Xhaka, Coquelin; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Iwobi; Walcott.

Arsenal substitutes: Martinez, Debuchy, Bielik, Gibbs, Zelalem, Elneny, Campbell, Willock, Reine-Adelaide, Akpom.

Arsenal are back in pre-season action again this morning as they take on Chivas Guadalajara at the StubHub Center in California.

The Gunners beat the MLS All-Stars 2-1 on Friday morning, with Joel Campbell and Chuba Akpom scoring either side of Didier Drogba's customary goal against Arsene Wenger's men.

Despite scoring, Campbell and Akpom aren't in the starting line-up this morning as Arsenal take on Chivas Guadalajara of Mexico at the StubHub Center, with the big Premier League kick off just two weeks away now.

The big team news is that midfielder Granit Xhaka makes his first start for Arsenal since joining from Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this summer, having played 45 minutes as a substitute against the MLS All-Stars.

Fellow summer signing Rob Holding starts in defence alongside Callum Chambers, with full backs Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal unsurprisingly keeping their places in the team, though David Ospina replaces Petr Cech in goal.

Xhaka is partnered in midfield by Francis Coquelin, whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin, Santi Cazorla and Alex Iwobi start behind striker Theo Walcott.

Arsenal's bench features the likes of Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Mohamed Elneny as well as youngsters Krystian Bielik, Gedion Zelalem and Jeff Reine-Adelaide.

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