Arsenal announce line-up for pre-season clash against Nuremberg with Jesus on bench but debut for new signing


ARSENAL star signing Gabriel Jesus has been named on the bench for the team’s first pre-season friendly.

The Gunners take on Nuremberg in Germany and manager Mikel Arteta could introduce Jesus at some point into the game.

Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus starts on the bench against Nuremberg

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Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus starts on the bench against NurembergCredit: Getty

Arteta also decided to hand a debut to goalkeeper Matt Turner, who also joined in the summer transfer window.

Hector Bellerin returns to the fold after his successful loan stint at Real Betis last season.

Turner and Bellerin are joined by youngster Reuell Walters, Pablo Mari and Kieran Tierney in defence.

Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Emile Smith Rowe link up in midfield.

And Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson as well as Eddie Nketiah lead Arsenal’s frontline.

Runar Runarsson, Arthur Okonkwo, Cedric Soares, Lino Sousa, Gabriel Magalhaes, Mohamed Elneny, Matt Smith, Charlie Patino, Salah Oulad M’hand, Marquinhos, Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun join Jesus on the bench.

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