While Arsenal are preparing for Emirates cup final against Sevilla on Saturday, the Mike Arteta Arteta side has been scheduled to play a behind door friendly match with premier side Brentford sometimes today
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Gunners return from the state after a successful pre season tour and consecutive victory on all their pre season friendlies
They last match played in the state is the Florida Cup final against Chelsea which ended 4-0 in favour of Arsenal
Reports last week suggested Arsenal could be set to add one further friendly to their pre-season schedule, playing a behind-closed-doors match between their return from tour and the Emirates Cup this weekend.
Arsenal Fixture News now report that an Arsenal first-team side will take on Brentford in that extra friendly today Wednesday, with the game reportedly set to take place at London Colney.
Now, the gunners are set to face Brentford in a midweek friendly behind closed doors at London Colney, ahead of their weekend match at the Emirates Stadium.
In recent times, behind-closed-doors fixtures have become increasingly common, perhaps a consequence of a post-Covid world.
The Gunners beat League One outfit Ipswich 5-1 at London Colney at the beginning of their pre-season, and will be seeking to replicate that success tomorrow.
However, tomorrow’s opposition will be a far sterner test, with the opponent being Premier League side Brentford.
Most fans will have bitter memories when The Bees are mentioned, with the then newly promoted club beating the Gunners in last season’s Premier League opener.
That said, the squad heading into both tomorrow’s friendly and the season opener this season looks in a far healthier state than 12 months ago.
Five signings – Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko – leaves those at Arsenal much more confident that they have been going into previous seasons.
Mikel Arteta’s squad returned from America with a 100 per cent pre-season win record which promising that the new season will be a good one for Arsenal
Possible Line up
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
How to watch Match
The match will be played behind door, there isn’t a way available for the fans to catch up with the live event but, however, the results of the match will be made available after that match