Arsenal departs for Sydney on Sunday night and are set to land in New South Wales on Tuesday with record signing Alexandre Lacazette on the tour and could feature in Thursday’s game against Sydney.
Record £53m signing Alexandre Lacazette and Petr Cech are included in the 25-man squad
The North Londoners will likewise play Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, also on board the long-haul flight Down-Under is the club’s other summer signing Sead Kolasinac.
Walcott has been linked with West Ham but the Arsenal winger is happy to be jetting to Oz
Everton target Olivier Giroud is in good spirits as he prepares for the long-haul trip to Australia
Per Mertesacker – club captain of the 2017 FA Cup winners – boards the plane
Giroud takes a good look at Laurent Koscielny’s new Arsenal cap before they jet off to Australia
The Gunners will then jet to China where they will play Bayern Munich in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 19, before traveling to Beijing where they will confront Chelsea in the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Saturday, July 22.