Far, Arsenal will be travelling far, as they’re coming to America this summer to play three games as part of the International Champions Cup pre-season tournament.

It’s a chance for the US Gooners to catch the team live and in person, and there’s a real spread across the country for the four fixtures.

Here are the confirmed dates/locations for the games.

July 17th

Arsenal v Bayern Munich : Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles.

July 20th

Arsenal v Roma : Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte.

July 23rd

Arsenal v Real Madrid : FedEx Field, Landover (near Washington DC).

Ticket information will be available on the official website of the International Champions Cup but they have some sort of pre-sale system set up already which you can register for now.

Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham says, “Everyone here at Arsenal is looking forward to taking part in the International Champions Cup again this summer.

“Our ICC matches in the United States in July will provide the team with a high level of preparation going into the 2019/20 season, and also give us the opportunity to play live in front of our many supporters across this great country.

“We are playing against three of Europe’s strongest and most high-profile club sides in magnificent stadiums, which will provide some very exciting matches ahead of our new season.”

There has been talk of another game against Colorado Rapids, but that’s not on the ICC schedule, so if it happens it’s separate fixture.

We’ll try and find out about that as soon as possible.

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Chickenshite

I’ll be there for the Real Madrid vs Arsenal game.

JoeInFlorida
JoeInFlorida

Me too! Can’t wait.

Firmcoq
Firmcoq

Charlotte is just over 2 hours drive from where i live. D.C is just under 5 hours.
Can’t wait.

Clock-End Mike
Clock-End Mike

Well, at least we’re not playing Man City again… I hope!

HelderHughes
HelderHughes

Real Madrid. Roma. Bayern.

If Robbie Keane did Champions League draws…

Adrian
Adrian

What happened to Match in Midwest?

Goonereality
Goonereality

It will certainly be a high profile tournament – higher profile for us, or for the Kroenke “brand”, is not certain. I guess he’ll be pushing Arsenal’s involvement in it against the backdrop of his other sporting interests as far as US consumption is concerned, but if it raises the club’s profile then it can’t be bad.

dallasgunner
dallasgunner

Wish there was a match a little closer to my locale, but I know there are tons of Arsenal followers in LA, DC, and the southeast that will love the chance to see the club in person. Great reward for everybody over here who gets up at 6AM on Saturdays and Sundays to follow the team.

Gana
Gana

Hey there, do you go to the Arsenal pub ‘The Londoner’ in Dallas to watch games too?

dallasgunner
dallasgunner

Haven’t been to The Londoner in quite a while unfortunately. Coaching two of my sons’ teams on Saturday mornings during most of the season. Great atmosphere every time I’ve been, though.

Hantal
Hantal

Was Colorado rapids not confirmed?

Santori
Santori

Good move by the club.

Finally going to the US in a big way.

Its an untapped market and frankly we’re behind the curve.

Plus there’s plenty of opportunity to find and develop young talent in other parts of the Americas besides the traditional hunting grounds in Brazil and Argentina.

One of the players I mentioned last summer we should have been looking at is Hirving Lozano the winger at PSV. Had an excellent world cup, could provide more options for our wide play.

Within North America itself, football (soccer) is growing and there’s tremendous uptapped potential at 300m population beyond the traditional sports there. Facilities are in general excellent an American coaching methodology generally very good. Whether the young players are a little over institutionalised is another issue as they generally lack the nuances that come with “street” developed pick up games.

Otherwise Arsenal should seriously consider developing two Academies one on each coast to capture and develop promising talent both from the US and also from nearby central America (proviso the Trump administration don’t get in the way of course). There’s a lot to profit from both buidling the brand but also finding a better way to source and capture talent.

Santori
Santori

NO mention of Granit Xhaka’s stunner against Denmark.

I suppose if he were Torreira or Jenkinson, there would be immediately 3 articles.

Jenkinson is the most perplexing. Average player and frankly needs to be sold.

But somehow people tend to build him up bc he is a “gooner”.

Plenty of the Academy players are “gooners” too.

Not sure how that translates to on the field effectiveness.

Too many delusional people tend to let that cloud their judgement and levity.

Elneny and Jenkinson should be sold but finding a buyer is difficult bc they are (whisper) just not that great.

Before we even consider selling Mustafi, better make sure we can move the true dead wood.

Badaab
Badaab

Would be nice to see the side come to denver, where the owner has a stadium and a team already… but these things are cash grabs which mostly feature coastal stops.

Dawg232
Dawg232

Looks like i will be making the 8 hour drive to Charlotte NC on july 20. 😊

John D
John D

I wonder if Stan will bother to turn up to even just one of those games in the US?

shokim
shokim

The club has just announced the Colorado Rapids matched will be played on July 15, 2 days before the Bayern clash.

OkochaDaMan
OkochaDaMan

Re: Colorado Rapids fixture, just got this e-mail:

Arsenal will play MLS side Colorado Rapids in a pre-season friendly in Denver, Colorado on Monday, July 15.

The match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Denver will be the first of four matches we are playing in the United States this summer, with the other three matches forming part of our participation in the International Champions Cup 2019.

The first team squad will fly to the United States on Thursday, July 11, and will be based in Los Angeles before travelling to Denver for our match the following Monday.

Our match against Colorado Rapids will be followed by ICC matches against Bayern Munich, AS Roma and Real Madrid, which are taking place in Los Angeles, Charlotte and Washington D.C. respectively.

Arsenal Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham said: “The match against Colorado Rapids in Denver is a great way to kick-off our summer tour to the United States. We of course have very close links to the Rapids through our mutual ownership and we are looking forward to playing each other in a match which will provide both teams with a competitive challenge, in front of many American Arsenal supporters.”

Tickets will go on public general sale at 10am on Tuesday, April 16.

para
para

This pre-season will be fun.