According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan have decided against travelling to the United States for the upcoming Florida Cup leaving Arsenal without an opponent for one of the two games planned to take place in Orlando.
Citing concerns about the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant, the Serie A champions will instead continue their pre-season preparations in Italy.
Arsenal are set to fly to Florida on Wednesday and were supposed to play Inter on Sunday (18:00 local time / 23:00 UK time) at the 65,000-capacity Camping World Stadium before facing the winners of a clash between Everton and Colombian side Millonarios at the same venue on Wednesday 28th July.
The organisers of the Florida Cup are unlikely to want Sunday’s event, to which they’ve already sold thousands of tickets, to be scrapped altogether, so we wouldn’t be surprised if things are rejigged so that we face both Everton and Millonarios consecutively.
If Inter’s withdrawal is confirmed they are likely to have to pay a significant fine to the organisers.