Da Silva and Sagna lined up for debuts
Posted July 17, 2007on:
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|Eduardo da Silva and Bacary Sagna, Arsenal’s two main summer signings, will make their club debuts on Thursday.They have been pencilled in for 20-minute substitute appearances against Turkish First Division team Genclerbirligi in Austria.|
Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas, Tomas Rosicky and Jens Lehmann are also in line to play.
One man who will definitely not form part of Arsenal’s future is Julio Baptista, after Wenger confirmed the striker will be heading back to Real Madrid after a mediocre season on loan.
Jose Antonio Reyes, who went to Madrid as part of the Baptista deal, will also be allowed to leave, but Wenger insists he expects winger Freddie Ljungberg to stay despite rumours of a move.
“I expect him to be here [at the start of the campaign] because he has not left yet,” said Wenger.
“That is 90 per cent yes. The Freddie case is a bit different than it was for Thierry Henry, if he had wanted to go we would have let him go. But I am happy that he stays.”