Western Sydney Wanderers vs Arsenal
International Club Friendlies
Date: Saturday, 15th July 2017
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney.
In the sea of international friendly matches, Arsenal’s first clash attracts the most attention as they take on Western Sydney Wanderers.
Both teams are on the vacation since May – Arsenal played their last Premier League fixture back on May 21st followed by the victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
WS Wanderers concluded their season with the victory over Shanghai SIPG in the last round of AFC Champions League Group F matches.
Arsenal announced their 25-men squad for the Australian tour. The most important name on the list is Arsene Wenger’s newest signing, proficient French striker Alexandre Lacazette. A lot is expected from ex-Lyon forward, so he will be looking to add his name to the scoresheet as soon as possible.
Aside from Lacazette, Arsenal’s fans are eager to see their new left-back in action – Sead Kolasinac, young Bosnian who was in Bundesliga’s team of the season. He had a huge role in Schalke 04 last season, so it will be exciting to see him adapt to Premier League.
Alexis Sanchez is not on the list as the most notable absence. Along with Giroud, he was linked with several clubs and Arsenal exits, so it’s not shocking that Wenger left them out.
Mesut Ozil, fans’ favorite is on the list. However, his countrymen Mustafi didn’t travel to Australia. Holding, Chambers and Bellerin are also left out.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Arsenal: Head-to-head
The two sides will meet for the first time and undoubtedly, the pleasure is all Sydney’s.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Arsenal: Prediction
Arsene Wenger is eager to see his new signings in action, so Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac will surely have their role on Saturday. Even without several starters, the Gunners are justified favorites.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Arsenal: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Half-time/Full-time Arsenal/Arsenal at the odds of 1.73 with Bet365.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 1-3 at the odds of 11.00.