Arsenal will kick off their July tour of the USA with an exciting match against an MLS All-Star team. The Gunners are gearing up for a series of special pre-season games as manager Mikel Arteta aims to prepare his team for another title challenge.
Last season, Arsenal narrowly missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City, but they will use that experience to fuel their push for success this time around. The club has already made some notable signings, including Kai Havertz from Chelsea, and they have recently announced the acquisitions of Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber.
While Lionel Messi, the new Inter Miami star, won’t be participating in this match, the MLS All-Star team will feature several other famous faces. The team will be managed by Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney.
The Arsenal vs MLS All-Stars match is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 19, at Audi Field in Washington DC. The kick-off time is set for 8:30pm local time, which means it will start at 1:30am on Thursday, July 20 for UK fans. The match will be broadcast on Apple TV, and supporters can sign up for a seven-day free trial or pay a monthly subscription fee of £6.99.
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In terms of team news, both Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber are expected to make their non-competitive debuts for Arsenal against the MLS All-Stars. Arsenal had a few injury concerns towards the end of last season, but players like Gabriel Martinelli, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and William Saliba have all returned to training and will be available for this match. However, Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe did not travel with the initial group, and Reiss Nelson is sidelined due to a minor toe injury.
The MLS All-Stars squad includes recognizable names such as Christian Benteke, Roman Burki, and Thiago Almada. On the other hand, Arsenal’s squad for the USA tour consists of players like Aaron Ramsdale, William Saliba, Martin Odegaard, and Bukayo Saka.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has high expectations for Declan Rice, describing him as a leader who will bring a different dimension to the team. Arteta believes Rice’s physical qualities and winning mentality will improve the team and inspire his teammates.
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Overall, Arsenal’s clash against the MLS All-Stars promises to be an exciting pre-season fixture, and fans can look forward to seeing how the team performs as they continue their preparations for the upcoming season.
On Thursday, August 1, 2019, Arsenal and the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Stars will face-off against each other in the 2019 MLS All-Star Game. This match will be a preview of the upcoming Premier League season as Arsenal’s coach, Mikel Arteta, will take on the legendary Wayne Rooney, who is making his All-Star Game debut. Here’s all you need to know about the match.
Kick-off for the match will be at 8pm local time at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Fans across the US and UK will be keenly following the game, hoping to get an early glimpse of what to expect from the teams in the upcoming Premier League season.
Arsenal will be fielding a strong side for this game with their captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, leading the team. Other key players who will be featured in the match include Alexandre Lacazette and David Luiz. They will be joined by youngsters Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah.
MLS players will also be taking part in the match, featuring stand-out players such as Wayne Rooney, who will be making his All-Star Game debut. Players from the Los Angeles FC, Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers will also be in action.
Unfortunately, those fans unable to attend the game in person will still be able to catch all the action live on TNT in the US, and on Sky Sports in the UK.
So don’t forget to tune in and follow the action as Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal take on Wayne Rooney’s MLS All-Stars. The 2019 MLS season is set to be an exciting one and this match is sure to provide an early glimpse of what’s to come.