Arsenal Pre-Season Friendlies Announced
Arsenal have announced a friendly on 29 July against Hannover 96. The game will take place in Hannover’s AWD Arena. Hannover are a mid table Bundesliga team.
Arsenal will get back to pre-season training on 6 July with our traditional curtain raiser against Barnet on 18 July. Arsenal have not yet announced any other friendlies, but traditionally we go to Austria and have two games against minor opposition, before stepping up the process.
There will be no participation in the Amsterdam tournament this season.
The pinnacle of our pre-season is the 2 day Emirates tournament. This will be held over the week-end of 1 and 2 August. The teams competing are Rangers, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid. Tickets have gone on sale for this and it will be a sell out with Rangers having been given 9,000 tickets.
The Emirates Cup will be live on Sky Sports, whilst the other Arsenal friendlies will be live on either Arsenal TV or Setanta Sports.
Arsenal will be announcing further fixtures in due course with the Premier League season starting on 15 August (fixtures come out 16 June 2009) and Arsenal’s Champions League qualifiers will take place on 17/18 August and 25/26 August the draw taking place 7 August..