class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette in the squad, Al Hain-Cole expects the Gunners to ease to victory over Ross' men
Arsenal get their pre-season preparations under way with a friendly match against Hibernian at Easter Road on Tuesday.
Mikel Arteta endured a difficult first full campaign at the helm, overseeing a disappointing eighth-placed finish in the Premier League and missing out on European qualification for the first time in 25 years.
Hibernian vs Arsenal latest odds
However, Arsenal are 11/20 (1.55) favourites with bet365 to start raising expectations for the upcoming campaign by coming out on top in Edinburgh.
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In contrast, Hibs recorded an impressive third-place finish in last season’s SPL – their best top-flight performance since 2005 – and can be backed at 4/1 (5.00) to pull off an upset here.
The last meeting between this duo resulted in a 2-2 draw way back in 1955, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Hibernian vs Arsenal team news
Christian Doidge is unavailable as he continues to recover from Covid-19, while new signing Daniel Mackay is unlikely to feature due to a knock.
As well as several youngsters, the travelling squad includes experienced players such as Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Sead Kolasinac, Pablo Mari, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Joe Willock, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
N/A Arsenal.com/Hibs TV
The game is not being shown live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK). However, both Arsenal.com and Hibs TV will be streaming the game live online.
Hibernian vs Arsenal preview
Although their final league position was well below expectations, the Gunners actually were one of the top performing teams in terms of points per game during the second half of the Premier League season and finished with five successive wins.
No doubt eager to pick up where they left off here, the strength of line-up at their disposal should see them get off to a comfortable winning start against Jack Ross’ men.
Indeed, having suffered a 1-0 friendly defeat against League One side Accrington Stanley last week, it is hard to see Hibs competing with their star-studded opponents here.
Hibernian vs Arsenal predictions
Instead, odds of 7/5 (2.40) seem generous on Arsenal easing to victory by at least two clear goals in the Scottish capital on Tuesday.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.