Iwobi, Pepe not in Unai Emery’s Plans as Arsenal arrives Barcelona

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ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Arsenal fitness coach Barry Solan with Nicolas Pepe during a training session at London Colney on August 01, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Unai Emery has left out new signing Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi for Arsenal’s final pre-season friendly.

Arsenal are due to face Barcelona in the Joan Gamper trophy and the Gunners Boss, Emery, selected 21 players to execute the Premier League side.

 

Pepe who joined from Lille OSC for a record transfer fee was omitted because he needed time to reach game levels, while Lacazette was rested after concerns of an ankle injury.

 

Meanwhile, Iwobi had been on international duties with Nigeria at the AFCON 2019 and has only recently resumed pre-season practice.

 

The Joan Gamper trophy will be Arsenal’s final pre-season friendly before their opening game in the premier league for the new season.

 

Arsenal will kick off their EPL campaign with a road game at St. James’ Park on August 11.

 

The 21-man squad selected :

Leno
Martinez
Maitland-Niles
Chambers
Sokratis
Mustafi
Monreal
Kolasinac
Thompson
Ceballos
Guendouzi
Torreira
Xhaka
Willock
Mkhitaryan
Nelson
Ozil
Martinelli
Saka
Aubameyang
Nketiah

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