LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Eboue will captain Galatasaray against the Gunners in today’s Emirates Cup clash at Emirates Stadium.
Another former EPL forward Johan Elmander is also in the starting lineup for the Turkish side, but former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who returns to North London looking to cause Arsene Wenger’s side as much problems as he used to during his days playing in the English Premier League, only starts on the bench.
Dutch international and former Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder also starts on the bench for Galatasaray.
Arsenal came from 2-0 down against Napoli in their opening game on Saturday, to earn a 2-2 draw with late goals coming from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny.
Today, summer signing Yaya Sanogo, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta all start.
Wojciech Szczesny also returns in goal for Arsenal after sitting out the draw with Napoli on Saturday.
Lukas Podolski, who missed from the penalty spot against Napoli starts on the bench.
Arsenal team: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Walcott, Sanogo
Subs: Martinez, Miquel, Koscielny, Zelalem, Podolski, Giroud, Akpom.
Galatasaray team: Muslera, Eboue, Chedjou, Felipe Melo, Kaya, Riera, Altintop, Baytar, Elmander, Bulut, Amrabat.
Subs: Iscan, Gulselam, Sneijder, Drogba, Nounkeu, Balta, Kazim-Richards, Kilic, Kurtulus, Colak, Sarioglu