Rob Holding
Rob Holding played the entire 90 minutes in his debut for Arsenal against the MLS All Stars Getty

Arsenal travel to the StubHub Centre in Los Angeles to play Mexican side Chivas de Guadalajara for their third pre-season game of the season. Post the game, they will proceed to Sweden to take on the Vikings on 5 August and end their pre-season campaign with a game against Manchester City on 7 August.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 2am BST (1 August). Live coverage of the game will be available on and the Arsenal App (on iOS or Android).


The north London club begin their Premier League campaign against Liverpool on Sunday (14 August) at the Emirates and will be looking to get in shape for the season with a series of high-intensity games. They have played two games thus far, against Lens and the MLS All Stars, drawing one and winning the other before coming to LA to take on Chivas.

The Gunners have been dealt a massive blow in the form of Per Mertesacker, who could be out till 2017 with a knee injury and have to make do with Rob Holding and Calum Chambers in defence with Gabriel having not travelled with the squad owing to tonsillitis. Laurent Koscielny has been given an extended break following his involvement in the Euros. Krystian Bielik is another youngster who has done well in defence and is expected to make the squad for the rest of their pre-season fixtures.

Joel Campbell and Chuba Akpom scored for the Gunners against the all-Stars while Didier Drogba pulled one back just ahead of half time, extending his brilliant record against the Gunners. However, Arsene Wenger was happy with the run-out as they prepare for the start of the season, despite a host of senior players still missing from action.

Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Koscielny are among the few players who will be unavailable for the fixture along with Aaron Ramsey for their involvement in the Euros and the Copa. However, Arsenal fans will be delighted at the prospect of having a second look at new signing Granit Xhaka, who came in as a second half substitute in their last game and was controlled in possession.

Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Jeff Reine-Adeleide and Alex Iwobi are all set to feature as they look to prove a point for their inclusion in the team. Theo Walcott is likely to start through the middle and will be desperate to get among the goals following a forgettable two games thus far. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored the equaliser against Lens, is another player who will be desperate to prove himself ahead of a make or break season.

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Possible XI: Martinez; Debuchy, Holding, Chambers, Monreal; Coquelin, Elneny; Chamberlain, Iwobi, Reine-Adelaide; Walcott.