KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JULY 13: Ryo Miyaichi of Arsenal battles with M.Jasuli of Malaysia during the pre-season Asian Tour friendly match between Malaysia and Arsenal at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on July 13, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
Eisfeld is one of the players in contention for a starting role, with the only other natural #10 in the squad being Chuks Aneke. Meanwhile, Abou Diaby is shockingly fit, so he should also get 45 minutes of playing time. Craig Eastmond impressed against Anderlecht and Southampton, and with Francis Coquelin otherwise occupied at right back until Bacary Sagna returns, Eastmond could find himself with some minutes in the deeper midfield position normally occupied by Alex Song, who only returned to preseason training last Monday.
Other players to look out for include newly promoted Kyle Bartley, Ignasi Miquel and Nico Yennaris, who's also in the mix for a right back spot after impressing against Manchester United and Leeds United during the full back crisis of 2012. Benik Afobe has also been included in the squad, and, if he has a good preseason, he could be included as the third striker in the squad with the futures of Marouane Chamakh, Park Ju-Young and Nicklas Bendtner uncertain. Ryo Miyaichi should also be involved tomorrow.
Tomorrow won't tell us much about any adjustments that Arsene Wenger and Steve Bould might have made during training, given the quality of the opposition and the mixed nature of the squad. But, it's Arsenal football, and that is a Good Thing.