Arsenal supporters will be able to catch a glimpse of the new yellow and blue away shirt in action with confirmation that Arsene Wenger will take a strong squad to Boreham Wood on Saturday.
While players who featured at the World Cup won’t be present, the likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal, Mathieu Flamini, Yaya Sanogo, Abou Diaby and Carl Jenkinson could all get a first run out of the summer.
Arsenal’s pre-season arrangements are relatively chilled compared to last year’s mad rush around Asia.
This weekend’s showdown at Meadow Park is the only fixture before the four day jaunt to New York. The short Stateside trip will then be followed by a training camp in the Alps, two fixtures in the Emirates Cup and then the Community Shield at Wembley.
First team pre-season itinerary
19th July vs Boreham Wood
26th July vs New York Red Bulls
2nd August vs Benfica (Emirates Cup)
3rd August vs AS Monaco (Emirates Cup)
10th August vs Manchester City (Community Shield)