Arsenal have provided details of this summer’s pre-season trip to Singapore to play games as part of the ‘International Champions Cup’.
The Gunners will face upcoming Europa League semi-final opponents, Atletico Madrid, on Thursday, July 26th, and then PSG on Saturday, July 28th.
Both games kick off at 7.35pm local time and will be played at the National Stadium at the Singapore Sports Hub.
Interestingly though, a scenario exists where these games could be put at risk because of our poor league form.
UEFA have confirmed that the team that finishes seventh in the Premier League this season will be play in the Europa League. However, they will enter the competition at the second qualifying round stage, with games then scheduled to take place on July 26th.
So, if the Gunners continue to slide downwards and are overtaken by Burnley, the lucrative pre-season cash will be put at risk.
This would not be an issue if Arsenal won this season’s Europa League, as they would go into the Champions League, and it would be avoided if we finish seventh but Southampton win the FA Cup as the place would go to them.
The next few weeks will tell certainly tell us plenty about how our summer is going to shape up, both on and off the pitch.