Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave a run-out to his youngsters in the first match of the Barclays Asia Tour 2015, but come the final, it will be time to unleash the big guns, including new summer signing Petr Cech, who is expected to make his debut against Everton on Saturday.
Chuba Akpom was the star of the night in Arsenal's first match, against a Singapore Select XI, with the striker scoring a hat-trick to help his team to a 4-0 victory.
Most of the first-team stars sat out that match, as Wenger gave an opportunity to several youngsters, but the manager confirmed later the likes of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Cech will play the final against Everton.
Having witnessed a couple of competitive matches on Wednesday, Wenger is expecting more of the same come Saturday in the Barclays Asia Tour 2015 final at the National Stadium in Singapore.
"I must say that I'm surprised by the number of fans and overall the Asia Trophy is a good surprise for us because it was on a good pitch, good training facilities and the quality of the games has been surprisingly good at this stage of the season," Wenger said.
"The first half was very, very competitive between Stoke and Everton. The challenges were Premier League challenges and I expect that from Everton. They came out of a season where they did less well than the season before and they certainly want to start strong. They look focused and prepared."
The key to any preseason game is to get the players up to optimum fitness, while ensuring there are no injuries. Everton have a slight doubt on James McCarthy, who picked up an ankle problem in the game against Stoke.
That match ended in a 0-0 draw, before Everton came through on penalties to setup this final against Arsenal.
"All that matters is what we do," Martinez said. This is week two of our work and we feel within the squad that we need to be ready for whatever comes our way.
"We need to remember that the final is a pre-season game and the priority is getting the physical levels of the players and the fitness levels of the team as high as we can.
"But we are in a trophy and we want to win. It brings the game to a different level with extra meaning to everything you do.
"You could see from the Stoke game that it wasn't a normal preseason game and that benefitted immensely from that. From our point of view, whoever is out there in an Everton shirt, we expect a certain level of performance and quality in our play."
Where to Watch Live
Arsenal vs Everton Barclays Asia Tour 2015 Final is scheduled for an 8.30 pm local time (6 pm IST, 1.30 pm BST, 8.30 am ET) start, with no live TV coverage in India.
Viewers in the US can watch Arsenal vs Everton live on NBC Universo, while Canada viewers can catch the game live on Sportsnet World, with the live stream option on Watch Sportsnet.
Audience in the Middle East can watch the Barclays Asia Tour 2015 Final Live on Bein Sports Arabia 4, while the match can also be live streamed on Bein Sports Arabia Connect.