As reported earlier this summer on Arseblog News, Arsenal Women will play Chelsea Women at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 1st August at 12.15pm. The game will take place shortly before the men’s teams play one another as part of the Mind Series, a three-way friendly series between Arsenal, Chelsea and Sp*rs.
Our first pre-season fixture has been confirmed! ✊
We can’t wait to see you again, Gooners 🤗
— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) July 13, 2021
At the moment, it looks as though tickets are only on sale to those with a men’s membership with the website indicating there will be no general sale for these games, which are set to be reduced capacity. Tickets are currently on sale to Gold and Platinum members, with sale to silver and red members later in the week. There is no word yet on whether women’s members will have the opportunity to buy tickets.
Arseblog News also understands that the women will play against Sp*rs Women a week later at the Tottenham Toilet Bowl Arena, shortly before the men’s teams play one another.
Both matches will likely feature depleted teams due to the level of participation in the Olympic games, which will still be going on on August 1st. The Gunners have Lotte Wubben-Moy, Leah Williamson, Mana Iwabuchi, Kim Little, Vivianne Miedema, Steph Catley, Nikita Parris, Lydia Williams and Caitlin Foord representing their countries in Tokyo.
Arsenal’s season begins on August 18th with a Champions League qualifier against Okzhetpez of Kazakhstan in the Saipan Stadium in Moscow. If they win that, they will play the winners of PSV Eindhoven and CSKA Moskva at the same venue on 21st August.
UPDATE: Am told Arsenal Women members will receive an email shortly letting them know how they can buy tickets for the Chelsea friendly.
FURTHER UPDATE: Now confirmed that Arsenal Women will play Sp*rs Women at the Tottenham Toilet Bowl on Sunday, 8th August at 4.45pm, after the men’s teams play one another. Tickets will only be available to Sp*rs members.
Pre-season friendly: 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱!
— Tottenham Hotspur Women (@SpursWomen) July 13, 2021