Arsenal Friendlies Live on Arsenal TVOnline
Arsenal has announced all their pre-season friendly games.
The curtain raiser is the trip to Underhill to face Barnet on 18 July. The squad then flies off to Austria for our traditional summer training camp. This could be the last Austrian training camp as the club is moving into the 21st Century and is contemplating a Far East or American tour for future years.
Whilst in Austria the team will play two friendlies against SC Columbia on 21 July, followed by a game against Szombathely Haladas on 27 July, whom we played last year. Again as with last year, the training camp is concluded with a friendly against German opposition, whilst last year it was VfB Stuttgart, this year it is Hannover 96 on 29 July.
Then it is back to England and the Emirates Cup where we will play Atletico Madrid and Rangers over the weekend 1 and 2 August.
Arsenal’s final pre-season game is on 8 August when we travel to Valencia for a friendly.
The club’s website states that the first four games can only be seen live on Arsenal TV Online. What does this mean for Arsenal TV? As of last night it was still on air, whilst the Setanta family of channels were all removed from the EPG. Arsenal TV and Liverpool TV were still broadcasting.
Arsenal as a top club needs a television channel, even if it is free to air.