Change in opposition announced for Arsenal’s Stockholm friendly

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Arsenal were due to play Sevilla in a friendly in Stockholm on August 4th, a game that looked like it might not go ahead due to wranglings about the scheduling of the Spanish Super Cup.

However, those issues appeared to have been sorted satisfactorily – at least in terms of the game in Sweden going ahead – but it’s now been revealed the La Liga side will not be playing, and the Gunners will face Lazio instead at the Friends Arena.

It’s not clear just yet as to why Sevilla won’t be playing, and at this moment in time there’s nothing on their official website or Twitter account to explain the change.

This game, coming three days after Unai Emery’s side meet Chelsea in Dublin, will be the final warm up game before we open our Premier League campaign against champions Man City at the Emirates (maybe we want to play a team in light blue).

Still, for the Arsenal fans in Sweden it’s a chance to see the team up close and personal, and Emery will take his team to Singapore next week for games against our Europa League semi-final opponents Atletico Madrid and Qatari side PSG.

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Wak Gooner
Wak Gooner

Qatari side wak lu. Haha

shokim
shokim

Haha Qatari side PSG? Okay…

Teakster
Teakster

Delicious banter from the News Hound

aju
aju

Like how we are a Yankee side

Sebinho9
Sebinho9

What’s controversial about that? They are literally owned and funded by the State of Qatar. They’re Qatari.

aju
aju

So what? If the said family is part of the ruling brigade in Qatar, so are crony capitalists in US.

Super Joshi
Super Joshi

As if the light blue line wasn’t enough. Extra lashings of banter!

Gooner49
Gooner49

When are players leaving for singapore?

aju
aju

If PSG are a Qatari side, then Arsenal is a Yankee side.

Clock-End Mike
Clock-End Mike

Arsenal may have an American majority shareholder, but we pay our own way. Kronke, as far as I’m aware, hasn’t put a cent into Arsenal.

PSG, on the other hand, are owned and funded by Qatar, and were punished a few years back for violating FFP.

World of difference.

Mpls
Mpls

Sevilla have seen what we’ve done to the likes of giants like Boreham and Crawley and decided they’ll have none of that!

Heavenly Chapecoense
Heavenly Chapecoense

Let’s humiliate Lazio. I want some of their fans that make me want to call them Nazio very unhappy.

Pax

Qatari side, now that’s funny 😂

wash_dc_gunner
wash_dc_gunner

Live in Stockholm and bought tickets the moment they went on sale, so thrilled that the game is still on!

gooner
gooner

You also get a chance to watch that mobile Immobile striker of theirs.

sambo
sambo

Any excuse to get in a crap joke :’)

SweGooner
SweGooner

I live in södertälje and this will be my first time watching my beloved Arsenal for the first time! Im buzzing!

Man Manny
Man Manny

Can only watch them for the first time once. I know it’s the excitement though.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I watched them for the first time in England, at Highbury vs Leeds
I watched them for the first time in Wales, at Ninian Park vs Cardiff
I watched them for the first time in Australia, at ANZ Stadium vs Sydney FC

It WAS exciting.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

One of the words in your post I think I’m having trouble pronouncing….

“Im”

Oh shit, I’ve turned into a pronunciation nazi

santori
santori

Emery is packing in the pre-season “friendlies”.

This is a good thing surely for him to both assess the squad and start drilling them to take care of those pesky details we often glossed over with Wenger’s more interpretive approach.

DBMÖ10
DBMÖ10

So this is where we tap up Milinkovic-Savic. Everytime one of our players is running rings around him, they can whisper in his ears about how awesome we are. Maybe negotiate his whole contract in that fashion.