Arsenal 2016/17 pre-season friendlies: Who will the Gunners face?

first_img 4 Friday, August 5: Viking FK at the Viking Stadion, Stavanger, Norway – Kick off – 7.30 (BST) – Arsenal then jet off to Scandinavia for the next part of their preparations for the forthcoming season to face Norwegian side Viking FK. The game will be during Viking’s season in a league which they have won eight times, but not since 1991. Sunday, July 31: Chivas de Guadalajara at the StubHub Center, California – Kick off – TBC – Next up for the Gunners is Mexican side Chivas de Guadalajara, who Manchester United signed Javier Hernandez from. This game at the StubHub Center, home of the LA Galaxy, is the second of Arsenal’s two games in the United States before they return to London. Sunday, August 7: Manchester City at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden – Kick off – 6pm (BST) – Two days after the Viking test, Arsenal face Premier League rivals Manchester City in Gothenburg, shortly after Manchester United face Galatasaray in the same stadium. The game comes six days before Arsene Wenger’s side welcome Liverpool to the Emirates for the first game of the season. The Premier League title race next season looks to be one of the most closely contested in recent memory with Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte all involved.Overcoming these stellar managerial names will be one of Arsene Wenger’s biggest challenges since becoming Arsenal manager in a season that could see yet more fans turn on him.He has already added Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach and Japanese forward Takuma Asano to his squad with other arrivals expected.But who do the Gunners face during pre-season to prepare for the challenges ahead?Click the arrow above, right, to find out all the details.TAKE A FULL LOOK AT THE FULL PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURE LIST HERE 4 Thursday, July 28: MLS All-Stars at the Avaya Stadium, California – Kick off – 1am (BST) – Click the arrow, right, to see who else Arsenal will face in their pre-season friendlies … – Arsenal will be spending their pre-season in California after the cancellation of the Emirates Cup because of the extended absence of international players participating at Euro 2016 and reconstruction work at the Emirates Stadium. The All-Star team lost to Tottenham in last year’s game having lost Manchester United and Chelsea in recent years. 4 4last_img

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