Arsenal have revealed that they will play a couple of games in Sydney’s ANZ Stadium in July 2017 as part of a multi-year tourism partnership with the New South Wales (NSW) Government.
The Daily Telegraph broke the story on Tuesday claiming the Gunners will face Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers. The former have now confirmed the match.
Arsenal’s chief commercial officer, Vinai Venkatesham, said of the commercial deal: “We are excited to enter into this partnership with the NSW Government and Destination NSW. As well as being our first partnership agreement in Australia, the deal is unique in combining a tourism partnership with pre-season matches.
“We look forward to working with our new partner to promote NSW, before bringing our first team to Sydney for two games in 2017 in front of our passionate Australian fans.”
Good news for all the fervent Oz-based Gunners!