ARSENAL were held to a 0-0 draw against Luton in their final game before the return of the Premier League.
GettyMikel Arteta talks to his players during their friendly with Luton[/caption]
GettyBukayo Saka in action for Arsenal[/caption]
GettyLuton proved to be tricky customers for Granit Xhaka and Co[/caption]
GettyGabriel Martinelli got a run-out during the clash[/caption]
GettyMartin Odegaard was put through his paces against the Championship side[/caption]
GettyAaron Ramsdale was replaced at the break with Matt Turner[/caption]
Fellow World Cup stars Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli also featured in the friendly at London Colney.
Martinelli curled an effort wide just before the break, but that was as close as they came.
With Arsenal held to a stalemate, the second-half saw nine changes to the team throughout, seeing only Cedric and Holding remain on the pitch for the full duration.
The likes of Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Albert Sambi Lokonga came on to try and force an opening, but were also unable to force an opener against a strong Hatters display.
Three stars were notably absent from the action, those being Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Gabriel Jesus was the other notable star missing, though he will be absent for some time owing to knee surgery he undertook after returning from Brazil’s World Cup camp.
The Gunners face West Ham on Boxing Day looking to pick up where they left off in the Prem.