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Bayern Munich vs Arsenal: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

12:45 SAST 2017/07/19
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The high-profile tournament continues with a showdown between the German champions and the outfit from north London

Arsenal face Bayern Munich in the English club's solitary International Champions Cup match during the 2017-18 pre-season.

The Gunners host their perennial Champions League nemesis at Shanghai Stadium in China as part of the showpiece tournament being held across the United States and Asia.

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After two friendlies in Australia to kick off their schedule, Arsenal fans will have another chance to see new signing Alexandre Lacazette in action here.

Game Bayern Munich vs Arsenal
Date Wednesday, July 19
Time 19:20 (local) / 12:20 BST

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Premier Sports and by stream via the Premier Player app.

UK TV channel Online stream
Premier Sports Premier Player

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and can be streamed in English on ESPN3.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN Deportes (Spanish) ESPN3

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Bayern Munich players
Goalkeepers Ulreich, Starke, Fruchtl, Hoffmann
Defenders Alaba, Bernat, Friedl, Hummels, Martinez, Rafinha, Gotze
Midfielders Coman, Ribery, Sanches, Thiago, Tolisso, James, Dorsch
Forwards Lewandowski, Muller, Pantovic, Wintzheimer

Bayern have included a number of young players in their squad including Mario Gotze's brother Felix, but high-profile new signings James Rodriguez and Corentin Tolisso are also present.

Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng are injured, while Arturo Vidal, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule are recuperating after the Confederations Cup.

Potential starting XI: Ulreich; Rafinha, Hummels, Martinez, Alaba; Thiago, Tolisso; Muller, James, Ribery; Lewandowski.

Position Arsenal players
Goalkeepers Cech, Martinez, Ospina
Defenders Bielik, Bramall, Kolasinac, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal
Midfielders Coquelin, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Ramsey, Willock, Xhaka
Forwards Giroud, Iwobi, Lacazette, Malen, Nketiah, Walcott, Welbeck

Arsenal are without Alexis Sanchez, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Shkodran Mustafi and Hector Bellerin following their international exertions earlier this summer.

Jack Wilshere is recovering from an injury and Kieran Gibbs and Lucas Perez have been left at home ahead of probable departures.

Potential starting XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Lacazette, Welbeck.


BETTING ODDS


Bayern Munich are 8/11 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Arsenal priced at 10/3 and the draw available at 3/1.

Click here to view all of dabblebet's markets for this game and the rest of the International Champions Cup.


GAME PREVIEW


July ambles on, as it often does for Arsenal, with a lot of questions still to be answered.

Will Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette be the extent of the Gunners' summer spending? They are two good additions on paper, but there would seem to be more holes to fill.

Is Alexis Sanchez really going to stay? Arsene Wenger insists so, but the money on the table from the likes of Manchester City would be a lot to pass up if he is going to walk for free next summer.

And is the 3-5-2 here for good? It worked - at least in terms of results, if not always performances - last season, but it would represent a dramatic turn away from Wenger's norm.

The coming weeks of pre-season should offer answers to those questions, but though it is hard to fault much Arsenal have done since the end of the 2016-17 campaign, there is the lingering fear that they will need to be more than adequate to catch up with their rivals.

Keeping pace was good enough to keep the Gunners in the Champions League for a long time, until it wasn't. Now they must push the boat out and aspire to have the best summer of any Premier League club rather than one which simply averts an uprising.