News for fans of Arsenal and Liverpool this morning as rumours increase about a fixture between the two sides during pre-season. It’s been whispered about for some time but it appears as if this is now more likely than ever.
It’s rumoured, though not quite official yet, that we’ll play the Mugsmashers in Dublin on August 1st. The venue is not yet listed, but it’ll almost certainly be at Lansdowne Road (the Aviva Stadium).
Arsenal are scheduled to play in Singapore in the International Champions Cup, but a game in Ireland is sure to be a sell out. Liverpool have a massive Irish fanbase, and there’s no shortage of Arsenal fans too, so it’d be a real occasion.
The last time the Gunners played in Ireland was some time in the mid-80s when we played Shamrock Rovers. I went. It was the first time I’d ever seen Arsenal play live.
Anyway, more on this as and when we get it, but it might be worth making a note in your diary.
Update: More on the Irish Arsenal history here
Arsenal played in Waterford in 1986. 1-1 with Martin Hayes getting the opener and Paul Cashin equalising from the spot for Waterford. Charlie Nicholas had just signed but wasn't there. Quinn was sub. Years later (late 80s/early 90s) AFC played Bohs in Dalymount.
— Ger Scully (@gscully) April 15, 2018