Arsenal Are Set For Pre-Season Tour, To Face Barcelona In USA

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Arsenal took to their official Instagram handle to announce their 2023/24 pre-season fixtures with the highlight being a game against FC Barcelona.

Arsenal Are Already Set For Their Pre-Season Tour Where They Will Face Barcelona

They announced that their men’s first team will have a pre-season match with Barcelona in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, 26 July.

The match will take place as part of the Soccer Champions Tour series, with the clash against Barca scheduled to hold at SoFi Stadium, home of the LA Rams.

The announcement marks Arsenal’s third and final pre-season fixture in the United States this summer, and it follows their clash with Manchester United.

Arsenal and Manchester United will face off in New York on Saturday, 22 July and then the Gunners will face MLS All-Stars in Washington DC on Wednesday, 19 July.

Arsenal’s sporting director, Edu, confirmed that: “Our match against Barcelona in Los Angeles is another great opportunity for Mikel and our men’s first team squad to prepare for the exciting new season. We’re very proud to be playing at the fantastic SoFi Stadium, the home of the LA Rams, in what will be such a special occasion for everyone at our club. This is another high-quality match in our visit to the United States in July and we’re so looking forward to meeting our many supporters in Los Angeles.”

The Soccer Champions Tour is a new soccer exhibition series which will take place between Saturday, 22 July and Wednesday, 2 August.

The series features six of the world’s most iconic football clubs competing in nine top-tier matches over 12 days in venues across the United States.

Arsenal will also be playing one game in the series which will feature Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Juventus, and Manchester United.

The other team that will feature in the series is Los Angeles. While other host cities include New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Orlando, and Baltimore.

Arsenal’s Pre-Season Fixtures in the United States

Arsenal have started their Preseason preparation to get ready for 2023/24 after reaching new heights in the Premier League in 2022/23.

Mikel Arteta and his side may finish the 2022/23 campaign at the top of the table an may be crowned Champions if they are able to unseat first-placed Manchester City.

Arsenal Are Already Set For Their Pre-Season Tour Where They Will Face Barcelona

The Gunners have been quite busy in the transfer window this year adding names such as Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Jorginho, and Leandro Trossard to their ranks.

Despite all the ups and downs, they have officially qualified for the 23/24 Champions League after seven years.

In Arsenal’s pre-season tour, their biggest match will be against Barcelona at the SoFi Stadium, home of the LA Rams, in Los Angeles.

This match is as part of the Soccer Champions Tour series in preparations for the 2023/24 season.

  • Jul 19: Arsenal vs D.C. United (Audi Field)
  • Jul 22: Arsenal vs Man Utd (New York) 
  • July 26: Arsenal vs Barcelona (Los Angeles)

Arsenal pre-season 2023 tickets

Arsenal supporters wishing to attend the pre-season tour-friendly games will be able to buy tickets through the official Arsenal website and Ticketmaster, subject to availability.

How to watch & stream the pre-season tour

Details on how fans can watch and stream Arsenal’s pre-season fixtures are yet to be announced by the club.

The club offered a match stream for sale last season on their website Arsenal.com, but we aren’t sure for this season.

However, highlights of those pre-season matches were then made available after the games via the club’s media platforms.

Arsenal 2023-24 pre-season squad

Here Futballnews offers a probable squad of Arsenal for the upcoming pre-season

Goalkeepers — Aaron Ramsdale, Matt Turner, Arthur Okonkwo, Alex Runarsson

Defenders — Kieran Tierney, Gabriel, Ben White, Rob Holding, William Saliba,Takehiro Tomiyasu, Reuell Walters, Jakub Kiwior

Midfielders — Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, Jorginho, Fabio Vieira, Oleksandr Zinchenko

Arsenal Are Already Set For Their Pre-Season Tour Where They Will Face Barcelona

Wingers/Forwards — Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Folarin Balogun, Marquinhos, Leonardo Trossard

When does the 2023-24 Premier League season start?

The 2023–2024 Premier League season dates have been set, with Arsenal’s first match set for Saturday, August 12, 2023.

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