Jay Emmanuel-Thomas will make his first start for the first-team this evening, as Arsenal look to retain the Amsterdam Tournament Trophy against Spanish outfit Sevilla.
Arsene Wenger has taken a handful of youngsters to Holland – with the surprise inclusion being the Under 18’s captain Thomas – and after a hard work out for the more established faces yesterday evening, he has rotated for the potentially crucial clash.
Jay played more games than anybody last season, featuring in a whole manner of positions from centre back to up front, but Wenger has named the England Under 17 International on the left wing, with Armand Traore currently injured. Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Mark Randall and Aaron Ramsey also start in a side which has a ‘Carling Cup’ feel to it.
J. Hoyte – Djourou – Senderos – Gibbs
Wilshere – Randall – Ramsey – Thomas
Bendtner – Vela
Article By – J.Sanderson