Barclays Asia Trophy: Arsenal stars to light up final at National Stadium

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the players who did not play in the Gunners' 4-0 victory over a Singapore Selection side on Wednesday will be fielded against Everton.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the players who did not play in the Gunners' 4-0 victory over a Singapore Selection side on Wednesday will be fielded against Everton.ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - Arsenal's biggest stars will light up the 55,000 capacity National Stadium on Saturday after manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that the players who did not play in the Gunners' 4-0 victory over a Singapore Selection side on Wednesday will be fielded against Everton in the Barclays Asia Trophy final.

The likes of new signing Petr Cech, Mesut Oezil, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscieny played no part in Wednesday's win but the latest news of their involvement on Saturday is sure to delight fans with the match expected to be play in a sold-out venue.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Singapore, Wenger said : "I came out here to give game time for everybody."

"The players who didn't play against Singapore will play tomorrow."

 

Wenger also confirmed that Giroud and Walcott would start together, although he did not want to be drawn into a discussion on whether the latter would be fielded off the wing or play up front with the Frenchman.

"Yes, Walcott and Giroud will play but whether that will be up front together or not is something that I have yet to decide but they will play," revealed Wenger.

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