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.
? Abbiamo una nuova data da dover cerchiare sul calendario!
? Sabato 04.08 affronteremo l’@Arsenal per un test match che andrà in scena alla Friends Arena di Stoccolma
— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) July 19, 2018
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.