Arsenal will get their 2015/2016 Premier League campaign underway with a home tie against West Ham United.
The summer capture of Petr Cech has lifted hopes amongst the Gunners faithful that this season could be their year.
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The back to back FA Cup winners have been linked with a host of stars during the off-season but so far have only added the former Blues stopper to their ranks.
Cech however represents something of a coup for Arsene Wenger. The experienced keeper is a step up on David Ospina and should ensure that the Arsenal back-line is even stronger than last season.
With very little activity at the club, the Gunners should have a very settled look to them and this will ensure that they get off to a winning start against the Hammers.
Theo Walcott, impressive in the final two games of last season, is likely to get the chance to fill the boots of Alexis Sanchez, resting his bones after a thrilling summer that culminated in a Copa America title with Chile.
Walcott, up against Alex Oxlade Chamberlain for a starting berth, will line up alongside Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla with Oliver Giroud leading the line. Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere all miss out for Arsenal due to knee injuries and fractures.
West Ham for their part will have a new manager in the dug-out with Slaven Bilic taking charge of a Premier league game for the first time.
Bilic suffered a blow in the build up to the game with Enner Valencia suffering a knee injury. The South America forward will join Andy Carroll on the sidelines with both out until October.
The Hammers also have doubts over Joey O’Brien, Winston Reid and Pedro Obiang but will hand debuts to exciting summer signings Dimitri Payet, signed from Marseille, and former Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna.
Bilic will hope his side can bounce back from their surprise midweek Europa League exit however they face a tough ask against an Arsenal side in confident form after beating Chelsea in the community shield final.