Wed. Jul 28th, 2021

It’s an emotional homecoming for a select band of Rangers fans as Arsenal come calling in a high-profile friendly match.

Supporters have been locked out of Ibrox since the Europa League defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in March 2020.

It’s been a long time coming and it’s a homecoming of sorts for Mikel Arteta too, the Gunners boss having spent two seasons at Rangers during his playing career.

The home fans will get their first chance to greet Steven Gerrard ‘s title heroes from the stands and there will be plenty of intrigue surrounding the match itself too.

After competing his quarantine Fashion Sakala is nearing a debut but it won’t be today as he isn’t in the squad.

While the side they’re up against missed out on Europe last season it’s still an Arsenal team packed with talent.

Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be involved while former Celtic man Kieran Tierney will be in familiar surroundings.

The Gunners lost to Hibs in the first match of their Scottish tour and will be looking to put in a better showing as they gear up for the start of the season.

Rangers: McGregor; Tavernier, Balogun, Goldson, Bassey; Lundstram, Davis, Kamara; Hagi, Defoe, Roofe

Subs: McLaughlin, Itten, Simpson, Patterson, Jones, Wright, Kelly, Edmundson, Hastie, Mayo, Arfield, Middleton

Arsenal: Okonkwo, Cédric Soares, Nuno Tavares, Pablo Marí, Holding, Elneny, Partey, E. Smith Rowe, Pepe, Balogun, Aubameyang

Subs: Bellerin, Tierney, Lacazette, Willian, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Nelson, Willock, Nketiah, Kolasinac, Hein

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