It’s been confirmed that Arsenal will be playing two games in Australia next summer.
In what is some serious forward planning, the Gunners will play A-League side Sydney FC July 13th 2017 at ANZ Stadium, and then a game against Western Sydney two days later.
Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis, said, “Our pre-season matches enable the squad to complete final preparations ahead of a new campaign, and Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers will provide a strong test for the team.
“The trip also gives our travelling squad a wonderful opportunity to see our loyal supporters in a country so passionate about football.
“It’s set to be a truly special trip and everyone at Arsenal football club is already looking forward to it.”
Events around the games have already been planned with the players likely to take part in a Knifey-Spoony tournament, before visiting a local chazzwazzer sanctuary.
It had been suggested that a stopover in Rand McNally was an option, but that will have to wait for another time.