Following the announcement of pre-season fixtures in Singapore which will see Arsenal play Atletico Madrid and PSG, further details have our summer fixtures have emerged.
In another game which is part of the ‘International Cup of Champions for Champions who aren’t necessarily Champions but might win a Cup’ series, the Gunners will take on Chelsea in Stockholm on August 4th.
The game is scheduled for the Friends Arena in Stockholm, with local kick-off time of 8.05pm, however there is a chance the game might not be played because of Chelsea’s involvement in the FA Cup.
Antonio Conte’s side take on Southampton on Sunday in a semi-final, and if they were to win the trophy, they’d play in the Community Shield which is set for August 5th.
The other semi-final, between Man United and Sp*rs, sadly has to produce a winner, and nobody wants either of them to be happy or to win anything, so the ideal solution is for Southampton to beat Chelsea on the way to a first FA Cup final success since 1976.
BUT WAIT, if they do that and we finish behind Burnley in the league, our Europa League campaign would start on July 26th in the second qualifying round.
Heavens to Murgatroyd, it’s all getting quite complicated.