Holding, Willock and Zelalem make Arsenal squad for United States tour


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Arsenal have named their preliminary squad for their pre-season fixtures in the United States, with several youngsters, including Gedion Zelalem, making the cut.

Krystian Bielik and Chris Willock are also in the squad, but there is no place for Matt Macey, who was impressive against Lens last night.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Chuba Akpom stay with the squad, but Serge Gnabry hasn’t been named as he is set to represent Germany at the Olympics.

Several additional first-team players are involved, including Rob Holding, who signed from Bolton Wanderers yesterday. Granit Xhaka, Petr Cech, David Ospina, Jack Wilshere and Hector Bellerin are included, as is Gabriel, who missed the Lens game. Wojciech Szczesny isn’t named amidst rumours he’s set to re-join Roma on loan.

Yaya Sanogo isn’t part of the squad, with the striker having also missed out against Lens. However, Santi Cazorla has been included, suggesting that he is back from injury.

There are some notable absentees, with Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez not yet back following their international commitments. Takuma Asano, meanwhile, is with the Japan team ahead of the Olympics.

Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson remain out injured.

Arsenal face MLS All-Stars next Friday before taking on Chivas de Guadalajara three days later.

Arsenal preliminary squad for United States tour

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Bielik

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