Arsenal to play Manchester City in Gothenburg pre-season friendly

Arsenal  will complete their preparations for the 2016/17 season with a friendly against Premier League rivals Manchester City.Arsenal to play Manchester City in Gothenburg pre-season friendly

 

The match will take place in Sweden, on Sunday 7 August, at the Ullevi Stadium in what will be the conclusion of Arsenal Pre season.

Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola will test their wits against each other before the new Premier League season begins withArsenal having announced a pre-season fixture againstManchester City in Gothenburg.

It will be one of two pre-season fixtures the Gunners play in Scandinavia in early August, with Arsenal set to take on Viking FK in Stavanger, Norway, on Friday August 5, two days before they play their Premier League rivals at the 44,000-capacity Ullevi Stadium.

The fixtures, a week before the start of the English season, will round out a fixture list that also takes the Gunners to America for the annual Major League Soccer All-Star Game and a friendly with Chivas Guadalajaras.

“Pre-season is a very important time for the team and our trips to the United States and then Scandinavia give us a good mixture of games to get ready for the new campaign,” Wenger said.

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