preview Arsenal vs Monaco line ups and prediction

Despite the fact that Monaco finished in second place in the Emirates Cup in 2014, they overcame the Gunners by a score of 1-0 that year thanks to a goal scored by Radamel Falcao. Monaco also eliminated Arsene Wenger's team from the last 16 of the Champions League in 2014-15 on the basis of away goals following a 3-3 aggregate draw.

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preview Arsenal vs Monaco line ups and prediction

Rice (knock), Folarin Balogun (foot), and Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf) were all out from Arsenal's victory against Barcelona, joining Reiss Nelson (toe) and Albert Sambi Lokonga (muscle) as players who are already out with injuries heading into the new season. This is a worrying sign for Arsenal as they prepare for the new campaign.

The making of records Rice may be able to make a comeback after sustaining only a contact injury in training, while Balogun and Zinchenko are not anticipated to be absent for an extended period of time. However, Arteta may choose to proceed with caution when dealing with Zinchenko due to his extensive history of calf injuries.

Kieran Tierney is a candidate to step in amid claims that he could now continue in Arsenal colors next season. Despite talk of a potential swoop for Brentford's David Raya, Aaron Ramsdale continues to wear the number one jersey for the time being. Timber started at left-back against Barcelona because Zinchenko was sidelined.

While everything was going on, Monaco's head coach Hutter broke his players into two groups for their pair of friendlies with Bologna and Genoa, which were played a day apart from one another. Axel Disasi wore the captain's armband for the match against Genoa.

However, it is currently reported that the center-back is on the verge of a £38.5m move to Chelsea, and it is probable that he has played his final game for Les Monegasques. Additionally, Breel Embolo, who was tormented by a knee injury last season, is also set to miss out on the competition.

Arsenal vs Monaco

Arsenal vs Monaco line ups

Wissam Ben Yedder will lead the charge for Monaco against a team that was speculated to be interested in bringing him to the Premier League. Swiss goalkeeper Philipp Kohn is the only player that Monaco has brought in so far this summer. Kohn is expected to start as the last line of defense for the visitors.

The following players could start for Arsenal:

Havertz; Saka, Jesus, and Trossard; Ramsdale; Timber; Saliba; Gabriel; Tierney; Odegaard; Partey;

The following players could start for Monaco:

Ben Yedder; Kohn; Matsima; Maripan; Okou; Vanderson; Camara; Fofana; Henrique; Golovin; Volland.

Arsenal vs Monaco prediction

The score is Arsenal 3, Monaco 1.

Even if Monaco has won the majority of prior matches between these two teams, and even if few Arsenal fans should be preoccupied with thoughts of getting their own back for losing the Emirates Cup and the Champions League in the past, there is only one possible outcome that can come from this.

Even if Arteta has not yet discovered the ideal defensive strategy during preseason, Arsenal's depth in the forward positions should shine through as the Gunners win the Emirates Cup for the eighth time. This victory will come against a Monaco team that is likely to be hurting from the impending departure of Disasi.

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