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Arsenal v Juventus: Match preview, team news, possible XI and how to watch

Max Statman

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Juventus is anticipated to play against Arsenal on Saturday, 19:00 CET at Emirates Stadium after defeating Lazio 3-0 in the final Serie A matchup prior to the World Cup.

Since the World Cup break, Arsenal has already competed in two friendlies, winning both of them. In the Dubai Super Cup, they defeated AC Milan by a score of 2-1.

Before the World Cup break, the Bianconeri were in excellent Serie A form, winning six straight games without giving up a goal. However, last month, they started another shocking chapter when all of the board of directors, including president Andrea Agnelli and vice president Pavel Nedved, quit.

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In the midst of an investigation into potential financial wrongdoings, the whole club board resigned.

Massimiliano Allegri’s team has responded admirably to a demoralizing Champions League group-stage exit with three straight Serie A victories over Inter Milan, Hellas Verona, and Lazio, winning all three games with six goals and three clean sheets.

Team news

William Saliba won’t be playing for Arsenal since he will be competing for France versus Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday.

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This week, Bukayo Saka , Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Gabriel Martinelli are all scheduled to resume their training.

With more time spent with their colleagues, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Matt Turner, and Granit Xhaka might now assume starting positions in a lineup that is more used to them.

In the latter stages of the game, academy grads like Ethan Nwaneri, Lino Sousa, and Reuell Walters can anticipate playing more minutes with the first team while Eddie Nketiah carries the offensive load in place of injured Gabriel Jesus and Emile Smith Rowe, who is getting closer to making a comeback from a groin injury.

As for Juventus, Argentinian duo Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes prepare to face teammate Adrien Rabiot in the World Cup final, while Danilo, Alex Sandro, Weston McKennie, Bremer, Dusan Vlahovic, Filip Kostic and ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny also turned out for their countries in Qatar.

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Federico Chiesa and Leonardo Bonucci are both set to miss out due to injuries, which have plagued Allegri all season long, and other big names such as Vlahovic and Paul Pogba could also be forced to sit out the meeting with Arsenal.

Possible starting lineups

Arsenal possible starting lineup: Turner; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Nelson, Odegaard, Vieira; Nketiah

Juventus possible starting lineup: Szczesny; Danilo, Rugani, Gatti; Cuadrado, Locatelli, McKennie, Miretti, Kostic; Mine, Kean

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How to watch

The Juventus friendly match against Arsenal will be streamed for free on the official Juventus app and website — JTV.

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