Arsenal will be aiming to win their second piece of silverware in less than two months, when they take on Everton in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.
The Gunners, who lifted the FA Cup on May 30 after a 4-0 cruise against Aston Villa at Wembley, eased into Saturday’s final by thrashing a Singapore Select XI, fuelled by a Chuba Akpom hattrick.
Meanwhile, Everton stumbled into the showpiece by edging past Stoke City in a penalty shootout, following a 0-0 draw on neutral ground.
Despite Akpom stealing the show against Singapore, the 19-year-old strike sensation is likely to be benched against to give either Olivier Giroud or Theo Walcott a start in the centre of the Gunners attack.
Summer signing Petr Cech will make his debut, having arrived from Chelsea for £10m.
Alexis Sanchez and David Opsina will not feature, as they are being rested following their Copa American excursions, while Serge Gnabry is also being given extra time off.
Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta are all out injured.
Carl Jenkinson and Yaya Sanogo did not travel to Asia, as they were in the process of sealing loan moves, which have now gone through – to West Ham United and Ajax respectively.
Arsenal have only beaten Everton inside 90 minutes in one of their last six attempts.
If the match ends level, penalties with decide the winner.