The Brazil international has joined the Gunners' travelling party after his £45m move from Manchester City, but Eddie Nketiah has hit the ground running in pre-season with a hat-trick against Ipswich Town.
Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, William Saliba, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard have been nowhere to be seen in the training pictures, while new signing Fabio Vieira is working his way back from a foot issue.
Rob Holding and Ben White are both available in the heart of defence, and it would not be surprising to see Arteta take a chance on 17-year-old Lino Sousa at left-back as Kieran Tierney continues to build up his fitness following a knee operation.
Nicolas Pepe and Reiss Nelson both started in the friendly win over Ipswich and could do so again here either side of Jesus, leaving Nketiah and new boy Marquinhos waiting for their opportunities off the bench.
Arsenal possible starting lineup: Leno; Bellerin, White, Holding, Sousa; Lokonga, Elneny, Smith Rowe; Pepe, Jesus, Nelson