Arsenal have confirmed that they will travel to the USA as part of their pre-season preparations for the 2016/17 season.
We’ll play the 2016 MLS AT&T All-Stars in San Jose on July 28 before facing Chivas de Guadalajara at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles on Sunday on July 31.
A video to promote the tour – posted on Twitter – features Kaka, Thierry Henry, Bradley Wright-Phillips and a fuck ton of bad acting from the Arsenal squad.
Speaking about the matches, Arsene Wenger said: “Pre-season is a critically important time for us and we are delighted to be going to San Jose and Los Angeles to participate in the 2016 MLS All-Star game and to play Chivas.
“We have tremendous support across America and enjoyed our visit to New York in the summer of 2014 when we played the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. We look forward to giving our US fans the chance to see the team play live.”
In the summer of 2014, Arsenal played New York Red Bulls, going down 1-0 to a goal scored by Ian Wright’s son, Bradley Wright-Phillips. I was at that game. It wasn’t very good, but that whole weekend with Arsenal in town and Gooners from all over the states in attendance was massive fun.
Now, do you know the way to San Jose? I’ve got lots of friends in San Jose.