Team News: Gerrard Names Side To Face Arteta's Arsenal

STEVEN GERRARD has named his side as Rangers step-up their pre-season preparations with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal the visitors to Ibrox today.

After a whole week of training following the match with Tranmere last weekend, Gerrard has named Allan McGregor, James Tavernier, Calvin Bassey, John Lundstram, Connor Goldson, Ianis Hagi, Jermain Defoe, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara, Kemar Roofe and Leon Balogun in his starting XI.

There are plenty of options on the bench for Gerrard, with Nathan Patterson and John McLaughlin joining Kamara in the squad following their exploits at the European Championsips, and as always with friendly matches, its likely we’ll see a number of them through the afternoon.

The Gunners provide a fantastic test for Gers ahead of the Scottish Premiership season beginning in a fortnight, and the Champions League qualifiers starting a few days after that.

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RANGERS: McGregor, Tavernier, Bassey, Lundstram, Goldson, Hagi, Defoe, Davis, Kamara, Roofe, Balogun.

SUBS: McLaughlin, Itten, Simpson, Patterson, Jones, Wright, Kelly, Edmundson, Hastie, Mayo, Arfield, Middleton.

Over the years, the two clubs have enjoyed great success on the park and have formed a firm friendship off it.

This is sure to be a fantastic occasion, and if you haven’t been lucky enough to get a ticket for the fixture, you can watch all the action live on RangersTV for just £7.99.

Arsenal manager and ex-Ranger Mikel Arteta returns to Ibrox, and two of his former teammates, Neil McCann and Craig Moore, will be alongside Emma Dodds in the studio as they continue to bring you our Football Business Award-nominated coverage.

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RangersTV is the only place to follow pre-season this season and we'll have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Rangers Training Centre every day as Steven Gerrard’s side prepare to build on the fantastic success of last season.


You can expect interviews with all the key protagonists between now and Livingston’s visit to Ibrox on July 31, as well as offering a range of premier content to continue to bring you as close to the players as possible ahead of your anticipated return to Ibrox in the coming season.

And that premier content will continue through the season, not only in the first-team, but with extensive coverage and access to our B Team and Women’s team as they prepare for hugely exciting campaigns.

A subscription to RangersTV starts from just £6 per month, and provides not only exclusive access to the club’s teams, but also original feature videos and documentaries, our incredibly popular Inside Ibrox and Away Days shows and our extensive archive of match action from through the years.

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