Arsenal have confirmed our story from earlier that the Gunners will face Chelsea in a pre-season friendly in Dublin on August 1st.
The game takes place at the Aviva Stadium with a kick-off time of 20.05. Tickets are an eye-watering £54.25 and go on sale this Friday 15th June at 10am to all members.
It’s worth pointing out that this game is part of the ‘International Champions Cup’ pre-season fixture line-up. They are third party promoters who pay clubs for their participation, so the ticket prices are not down to Arsenal.
Nevertheless, for a friendly game that’s a steep price to pay. Ticketing information can be found here.
The Gunners were actually due to face Chelsea in Stockholm on August 4th but because Antonio Conte’s side won the FA Cup, they’ll play Man City in the Community Shield that weekend.
The Arsenal game in Sweden is still going ahead, but against different opposition to be confirmed at a later date.
According to Charles Watts of Football London, it’s likely to be a Spanish side but we’ll wait for that confirmation.
Arsenal's pre-season game in Dublin on August 1 will be confirmed later today. Chelsea the opponents – New (Spanish) opposition has been found for the game in Stockholm later that week.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) June 13, 2018
Those two games follow fixtures against Atletico Madrid on July 26 and Paris Saint-Germain on July 28, both of which take place in Singapore.