class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having struggled for cutting edge in their opening pre-season friendly, Al Hain-Cole expects more frustration for the Gunners against Gerrard's men
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Arsenal will be hoping to bounce back from defeat when they travel to Ibrox to take on Rangers in their second pre-season friendly of the summer on Saturday.
The Gunners were surprisingly beaten by Hibs in their opening warm-up game in midweek, going down 2-1 against last season’s third-placed SPL outfit.
Rangers vs Arsenal latest odds
However, Arsenal are 10/11 (1.91) favourites with bet365 to put that behind them by coming out on top over reigning Scottish champions Rangers.
Steven Gerrard’s men lost 1-0 to League Two side Tranmere Rovers in last weekend’s exhibition match but can be backed at 12/5 (3.40) to raise the spirits with a big win and 11/5 (3.20) to claim a creditable draw.
Rangers vs Arsenal team news
New signing Nuno Tavares should be in line to make his first start since joining from Benfica, while Joe Willock will be assessed after missing the Hibs clash due to a minor injury.
Nikola Katic and Ryan Jack will both face late fitness tests and Alfredo Morelos is still on holiday following his involvement in the Copa America, although Fashion Sakala will be hoping to make his debut after joining from Oostende.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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N/A Arsenal.com/Rangers TV
The game is not being shown live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK). However, both Arsenal.com and Rangers TV will be streaming the game live online.
Rangers vs Arsenal preview
Having struggled to find their way past the Hibs defence in a frustrating performance in midweek, Mikel Arteta’s team should be in for an even sterner test on his return to the club where he spent two successful years as a player.
Indeed, the Gers won all 19 of their home games at Ibrox during last season’s unbeaten league campaign, as well as equalling the league record of 26 clean sheets and conceding a record low 13 goals in their 38 SPL fixtures.
However, having started their pre-season with a narrow 1-0 win over Partick Thistle followed by a 1-0 defeat at Tranmere, the hosts may struggle to offer too much in terms of attacking threat themselves.
Rangers vs Arsenal predictions
With neither Rangers nor Arsenal up to full speed yet, odds of 13/10 (2.30) seem like excellent value on them producing under 2.5 goals in another rather unproductive pre-season friendly for both teams.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.