Arsenal v Singapore Select XI: What time does it start and what channel is it on?

The match is part of the Barclays Asia trophy

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Arsena play in their first match of pre-season today, when they face a Singapore Select XI as part of the Barclays Asia Trophy friendly tournament at the Singapore National Stadium.

Kick-off: 1.30pm, Wednesday 15 June.

TV: Sky Sports 1

The winner of this match will facet one of Everton or Stoke in the Asia Trophy Final on Saturday later this week.

The Gunners have taken a 27-man squad to the Far East in the first leg of their pre-season preparations, with summer signing Petr Cech joining up with his new team-mates for the first time since his £11m switch from Chelsea.

Danny Welbeck is to remain in London as he looks to shake off the knee problem which kept him out of the final few weeks of the season, missing both the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa and England's June internationals.

Wenger said on the club's official website, www.arsenal.com: "Welbeck isn't completely recovered from the problem he had. He is not back in full training, so he will stay behind."

 

Speaking last month, Welbeck indicated there was no serious issue, just needing more time to recover. He said: "It was worse than we first thought it was, but it is just a natural healing period and usually I heal faster than others."

Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky is also not part of the squad for Singapore because of what Wenger describes as a small injury picked up on international duty.

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