Mikel Arteta & co. will welcome their local rival Chelsea to Emirates stadium on Sunday afternoon in the Mind Series mini tournament.
The Gunners, the Blues and Tottenham Hotspur are all taking part in a mini pre-season tournament called the Mind Series.
All three capital clubs will each host a round-robin fixture at their home stadium, with funds raised to be split between mental health charity Mind and the clubs’ respective foundations.
The Gunners will kick-off their fixtures in mini pre-season tournament at home, by face Chelsea on Sunday afternoon before take short trip to north London to face Spurs at their playing ground next Sunday in their second outings, which will be their last final fixture of pre-season before start of new season.
Mikel Arteta’s men, started their pre-season campaign with lose and draw against Scottish side Hibernian and Rangers, before finally recorded their first victory in behind closed doors friendly match against Championship side Millwall, which ended 4-1 at London Colney.
The Gunners, then, recorded another victory last Wednesday with 4-1 win over news Premier League boys Watford, in which Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Kieran Tierney and Miguel Azeez all are on targets.
Last outings with held at London Colney training base, Mikel Arteta are used 22 different players, with some first-team members, returning loanees, several Academy stars and new signing.
New £50m signing Ben White was put through his paces in his first Arsenal training session on Saturday, but it remains to be seen whether he will be an option so soon after joining.
The 23-year-old defender produced eye-catching display alongside the rest of Mikel Arteta’s squad at London Colney training base on Saturday and there’s little chance for him including Granit Xhaka to feature against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
When is kick off? Sunday 1 August, at 3:00PM
Where is the match being played? Emirates Stadium
Full Arsenal squad available to face Chelsea FC:
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo, Tom Smith, James Hillson,
Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Sead Kolasinac, Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, Omar Rekik, Harry Clarke, Nuno Tavares, Ben White.
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith-Rowe, Joe Willock.
Strikers: Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Eddie Nketiah & Folarin Balogun.
When does Arsenal vs Chelsea kick-off?
- Arsenal’s pre-season clash with Chelsea will get underway from 3pm UK time on Sunday, August 1.
- The game will take place at the Emirates Stadium in North London.
- Fans are allowed into the stadium to watch the game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, meanwhile, took his Instagram account to welcome Arsenal fans to Emirates for the first since Covid-19 case back in March 2020.
The Gunners skipper, who working hard on getting back to his energetic intelligent and handsomely performances in front of goal ahead of upcoming season, wrote: ‘Can’t wait for tomorrow’s game at the Stadium and the Fans as well #A⚡️#gunners ⚪️’.
Aubameyang endured a miserable form in 2020/21 campaign, but the Gabon international working extraoutstanding behind the scenes to back to his best form.