The fixtures for Arsenal’s debut in the Checkatrade Trophy have now been confirmed with our under-21s set to travel to League One’s Coventry City and League Two sides Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers.
After declining the offer to participate in the competition for the last two years, it was announced in June that the Gunners would be involved in the tournament that pitches academy sides against senior lower league opposition.
It’s a chance for young players, predominantly those that will feature for Freddie Ljungberg’s under-23s, to gain valuable experience playing in competitive fixtures outside of the loan system.
We’re not sure yet whether any of these fixtures will be broadcast, so if you want to catch the action you’ll be hitting the road in September, October and November.
Coventry City v Arsenal Under-21s
7.45pm | Wednesday, September 12
Cheltenham Town v Arsenal Under-21s
7.45pm | Tuesday, October 30
Forest Green Rovers v Arsenal Under-21s
7pm | Wednesday, November 7
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