According to Mundo Deportivo, it will be confirmed next week that Arsenal will face Barcelona in their annual Joan Gamper Trophy.
The pre-season friendly – soon to be renamed the ‘Denis Suarez derby’ – is set to take place at Camp Nou on Sunday, 4 August and will be our final prep before we take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park in our Premier League opener a week later.
Those Arsenal first team players not involved in summer tournaments are due to report for pre-season training in the second week of July meaning Unai Emery will likely lean on youngsters for the game at Boreham Wood.
After that, we rack up more than 15,000 miles playing seven further friendlies.
FULL LIST OF ARSENAL PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES 2019
July 6th – Boreham Wood v Arsenal
July 15th – Colorado Rapids v Arsenal
July 17th – Arsenal v Bayern Munich (International Champions Cup)
July 20th – Fiorentina v Arsenal (International Champions Cup)
July 23rd – Arsenal v Real Madrid (International Champions Cup)
July 28th – Arsenal v Lyon (Emirates Cup)
July 31st – Angers v Arsenal
August 4th – Barcelona v Arsenal (Joan Gamper Trophy)