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MLS All-Stars vs Arsenal LIVE! Friendly match stream, latest team news, lineups, TV, prediction today

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Standard Sport prediction

The All-Stars have won 11 of the 19 matches held for this traditional summer contest and Arsenal looked a little rusty against Nurnberg.

They MLS outfit might not have the same quality as the Arsenal side, but history says back the team that’s midway through its season.

MLS All-Stars to win, 3-2.

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MLS All-Stars team news

Christian Benteke and ex-Chelsea defender Matt Miazga are among the former Premier League faces on the MLS roster.

Lionel Messi is not named in the squad, despite his recent move to the MLS, while Carlos Vela, the former Gunners forward now playing at Los Angeles FC, is also not involved.

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Arsenal team news

Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber are hoping to make their Arsenal debuts in tonight’s friendly match.

Mikel Arteta has assured fans that £105million capture Rice is not suffering from an injury despite being pictured working away from the group in training earlier this week.

“We just wanted to manage him,” Arsenal boss Arteta said of the England international.

Obviously a lot has happened to him in the last five or six days. He had a very hectic schedule and he had a few training sessions that went really good, but prior to that, he didn’t do much before he joined us.”

Along with potential places for Rice and Timber, Arteta could hand Kai Havertz a first start having brought him off the bench for the draw with Nurnberg last week.

It would not be a surprise to see Arteta start strong against the All-Stars and he will have been monitoring the fitness of Oleksandr Zinchenko ahead of the game.

Predicted Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Timber, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

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How to watch MLS All-Stars vs Arsenal

TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Apple TV, via their MLS Season Pass service.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here with us!

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Good evening!

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of the MLS All-Stars vs Arsenal!

The Gunners began their pre-season schedule by drawing to Nurnberg and are now in the USA to continue their preparations for the new campaign.

It’s Wayne Rooney in charge of the All-Stars side – should be a fun one!

We’ll have all the latest build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 1.30am BST from Audi Field in Washington.

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