Arsenal have announced a pre-season fixture against Barnet, which will take place on July 24th at The Hive Stadium.
It’s billed as an ‘Arsenal XI’, because at that point we’ll be just finished the pre-season tour of America.
The Gunners take on Real Madrid in Washington DC on July 23rd, so this will be a game in which U23 and U18 players will take part.
When you consider that quite a number of them are going to be on the tour, it might be a line-up containing some new names for people who don’t religiously follow our coverage of the reserves and youth teams.
With the likes of Lucas Torreira, Mohamed Elneny, Reiss Nelson, Alex Iwobi, Matteo Guendouzi and Krystian Bielik all involved in summer tournaments, there will be plenty of youthful representation with the senior squad in the states.
That could mean we see some of the lesser known young players, with the likes of Sebastian Guilfoyle-Smithers, Mandrake Magee-Pewter, Steve Sticker, Kris Flannel, Boltlock Diamond-Cork, Ace Transmit, Denver Canon-Fyre, Nick Camden, Roberto Fur, Stanfold Archimedes and Sebastian Tray all hoping to get their chance to shine.