Gills boss to rotate his squad for Gunners visit.
Manager Steve Evans is set to make a host of changes for Tuesday evening's Papa John's Trophy tie against Arsenal U23's at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.
Gillingham have a chance of progressing from the group, as do Arsenal, but the boss sees the fixture as an opportunity to give other players some much needed game time.
He said: "We are looking forward to hosting one of the greatest clubs in English football when Arsenal visit us.
"As I said after our match on Saturday we will make a number of changes to the starting team but we hope it is strong enough to compete with what we believe will be a stronger than normal Arsenal U23 team.
"I spoke with the group on Friday and said I wanted every player in our squad to play in either game, and we will do that.
"I have no interest in the competition but it is a wonderful chance for those starting to grab a starting shirt for when we host Charlton on Saturday week."