Arsenal have confirmed that the first team squad will head to the United States at the end of July to take part in the Florida Cup.
The Gunners will face newly-crowned Serie A champions Inter Milan on Sunday, 25 July and will then face either Everton or Colombian side Millonarios on Wednesday, 28 July. Both games will take place at the superbly named Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Given Covid-19 continues to play havoc with our daily lives, a Stateside tour is certainly ambitious; travel restrictions currently still apply to UK citizens. In previous years, jaunts across the Pond have been full of razzmatazz, on this occasion we suspect it’ll be quite understated.
On the plus side, when they’re not doing star jumps, the players can work on the tans they pick up in Scotland earlier in the month. We’re scheduled to face Rangers and Hibernian on 13 and 17 July respectively.
Rumours also persist that Arsenal will look to stage the Emirates Cup in early August. Who knew there was room in the calendar for two Mickey Mouse cups?