Heads up US Gooners: it looks as if Arsenal are heading to the states this summer as part of their pre-season preparations for the 2019-20 campaign.
We haven’t got exact details as of yet, but we were reliably informed that the team would be playing games on both coasts, with LA, Seattle and New York as possible venues for the fixtures.
The American focus after we’ve become 100% owned by an American is probably just a coincidence, but having travelled to Singapore, Ireland and Sweden last summer, it makes sense to return to the huge fanbase in the US.
We last visited in 2016 when we played against MLS All-Stars and Chivas Guadalajara in California, and the previous visit came in 2014 when we were beaten 1-0 by Thierry Henry’s New York Red Bulls with their winning goal coming from Bradley Wright-Phillips, son of the legendary Ian Wright.
As soon as we get any more info on the pre-season plans, we’ll bring them to you here, but it does look as if the fans in the US will have a chance to see the team up close and personal – and hopefully with all the new signings that Unai Emery has been promised this summer.