Football: FA Cup holders Arsenal to parade stars at Barclays Asia Trophy

The FA Cup holders play a Singapore Select XI next Wednesday at the National Stadium.
The FA Cup holders play a Singapore Select XI next Wednesday at the National Stadium.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Chilean star and last season's club top scorer Alexis Sanchez is an obvious miss, but Arsenal fans will still be able to catch most of the team's stars as the club unveiled their 25-man squad for next week's Barclays Asia Trophy.

In the Gunners' travelling party are new signing Petr Cech, Spanish star Santi Cazorla, and German playmaker Mesut Oezil. Cech, who joined from London rivals Chelsea this summer, is poised to play his first match as a Gunner.

Sanchez is on holiday after leading his country to the Copa America title last week. Also missing out are England striker Danny Welbeck and Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky. Both are nursing injuries.

The FA Cup holders play a Singapore Select XI next Wednesday at the National Stadium. Stoke City and Everton play in the other fixture. The winners of both fixtures play each other for the trophy on Saturday.

Tickets can be bought at www.sportshubtix.sg.