rsenal will face an MLS All-Stars aspect managed by Wayne Rooney this summer season as a part of their preparations for the 2023/24 season.
The Gunners will as soon as once more return to the USA for a pre-season tour, as they did final summer season when flying out to face Everton, Orlando Metropolis and Chelsea in three pleasant matches.
The total pre-season schedule has not but been confirmed, nevertheless it has been introduced that Arsenal will tackle an All-Stars staff in Washington D.C on July 19.
The coach of the membership within the host metropolis historically takes cost of the All-Stars aspect, so it will likely be DC United boss Rooney within the dugout arising towards Mikel Arteta at Audi Discipline.
“It’s nice that we’re taking part in towards the MLS All-Stars in Washington D.C. in July,” Arteta mentioned.
“Our US tour final summer season was excellent preparation for the season, and we’re wanting ahead to as soon as once more visiting our superb supporters within the US. The match towards the MLS All-Stars will probably be check forward of the 2023/24 season.”
The fixture has been performed between the MLS aspect and a Liga MX outfit within the final couple of seasons, however it’s going to now be European opposition collaborating as had beforehand been the case, , somewhat than the Mexican staff.
Arsenal had been concerned within the 2016 match, profitable 2-1 as Joel Campbell and Chuba Akpom scored both aspect of a Didier Drogba purpose. Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham are among the many different Premier League sides to have taken half.
“I’ve had a entrance row seat to observe the expansion and improvement of Main League Soccer, first as a participant and now as a supervisor,” Rooney mentioned.
”The chance to guide the very best our league has to supply towards a prime Premier League membership like Arsenal will probably be a spotlight for me personally and an unforgettable expertise for our passionate fanbase right here in DC.
“It’s an enormous step ahead for the league to supply that entry to the All-Star Workforce and Arsenal.”