Arsenal will play a pre-season game against Chelsea in Dublin on August 1st, and the match will take place at the Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road).
We had been due to face Chelsea in Sweden at the Friends Arena, Stockholm in the International Champions Cup on August 4th but their participation in the Community Shield – having beaten Jose Mourinho’s Man United in the FA Cup final – √has put paid to that.
The Gunners have a long history with Ireland, but haven’t been here for many years, and this game will be a great chance for Irish fans to see the team up close and personal.
Down the years players like Liam Brady, David O’Leary, John Devine and Gilbert O’Silva have helped forged a lifelong connection for Irish Gooners.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday. We’ll have more details on site later, and it’s expected that the club will finalise their pre-season plans this week – hopefully with an update about the Stockholm fixture too.