Although Arsenal fans will not get to see the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie this weekend, while Abou Diaby, Denilson, Alex Song and Nicklas Bendtner - set to miss the start of the season - are also unavailable, Wenger believes the two games will give the rest of his squad a good workout.
"You will see some young players, like [Emmanuel] Frimpong and [Jack] Wilshere, also the new players like [Marouane] Chamakh and [Laurent] Koscielny. It will be good to see them in a competitive environment," said the Gunners boss, whose squad have just returned from a 10-day Austrian training camp.
"I will also learn what condition we are in physically, because we have worked quite hard and with two weeks to go it is important that we can last in the games.
"The third point is how ready our we with our team play? How sharp is our passing and our quick movement off the ball?"