Akpom, Gibbs, Debuchy Set For Arsenal ‘B’ Friendly Vs Fifth-Tier Side

Akpom, Gibbs, Debuchy Set For Arsenal ‘B’ Friendly Vs Fifth-Tier Side

Nigerian-born striker Chuba Akpom is set to feature for an Arsenal XI that will take on English National League club (fifth tier) Boreham Wood in a pre-season friendly at Meadow Park on Thursday, Arsenal’s official website announced on Wednesday.

Akpom, 21, was not in Arsenal’s 25-man squad that travelled to Australia and China for pre-season.

Other Arsenal first-team players likely to take part in the friendly include Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson and Mathieu Debuchy.

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A statement on Arsenal’s website reads: “Several first-team squad members are set to play in our pre-season friendly match against Boreham Wood on Thursday evening.

“Chuba Akpom, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson and Jeff Reine-Adelaide could all feature for Steve Gatting’s Arsenal XI side.

“These players will be joined by two of our youngsters who have recently returned from our first-team tour of Sydney, Shanghai and Beijing.

“Thursday’s match will mark the official opening of Boreham Wood’s newly redeveloped pitch, and there will be a range of community activities to celebrate.”

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