Arsenal’s pre-season fixtures are almost set in stone. Yesterday, it was announced we’d be playing Angers on July 31st, and there are whispers that we might be playing Barcelona the week before the new season begins.
There’s a lot of travel involved, so we thought we’d do a quick look at how many miles we’ll have to travel as we prepare for the new campaign.
These are flight miles only, not including any ground based transport, and based on the assumptions we’re making re: the club’s travel plans this summer.
How far are Arsenal flying this pre-season?
London to Los Angeles: 5,437 miles
Los Angeles to Denver: 1098 x 2 (return) = 2,196 miles
Los Angeles to Charlotte, NC: 2,411 miles
Charlotte to Washington DC: 400 miles
Washington DC to London: 3,662 miles
London to Nantes (Angers): 480 miles x 2 (return) = 960 miles
London to Barcelona: 925 miles x 2 (return) = 1850
Total: 16,916 miles :: 27,223km :: 10.64 metric tons of CO2e per passenger (via Carbon Footprint)
Full List of Arsenal pre-season friendlies 2019
July 6th – Borehamwood v Arsenal
July 15th – Colorado Rapids v Arsenal
July 17th – Arsenal v Bayern Munich
July 20th – Fiorentina v Arsenal
July 23rd – Arsenal v Real Madrid
July 28th – Arsenal v Lyon (Emirates Cup)
July 31st – Angers v Arsenal
August 4th – Barcelona v Arsenal