Posted on July 10, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal to take on star-studded MLS team including Drogba & Kaka

Arsenal take on a MLS All-Star team on July 27, which will include names such as Didier Drogba, Kaka and Andrea Pirlo.

The Gunners are on their way to Australia currently, where they will head to the Sydney to take on both Western Sydney Warriors and Sydney as part of their Australian tour, before jetting off to France, America and then Norway.

When arriving in the US they will take on an MLS All-Star in San Jose, which has all but one been voted for by a number of fans, and includes some former big names in Europe, as well as some emerging talents from within the American top division. The one inclusion who was not selected because of the vote is former Barcelona forward David Villa, who was included following over 800,000 goals having been scored on FIFA using the striker.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports on Wednesday 27 July, less than two weeks before the start of the Premier League season.

Goalkeeper: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)

Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders: Kaká (Orlando City SC), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Andrea Pirlo (New York City FC), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy),

Forwards: Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), David Villa (New York City FC – AT&T/EA SPORTS™ ‘More Than a Vote’ Challenge)

We should have the majority of our team back from international duty for this match, and it could be the first opportunity to see the bulk of our first-team playing before the league campaign begins.

With any luck we will have added another two players to our current squad, and will hopefully get to see our new striker in action!


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14 thoughts on “Arsenal to take on star-studded MLS team including Drogba & Kaka

  1. davidnz

    July7th huh?
    Our team can not only
    walk on water but they
    can also travel back in time 🙂

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  2. Dee@ease

    When some fans use penalty goals to defend Giroud that’s hilarious,are penalties not part of the game?are penalties that easy to score?over the euro championships and copa america we’ve seen the two best players miss penalties,Ronaldo against Austria and Messi against Chile and Messi’s was worse as it contributed to Argentina losing the final!

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    1. twinny

      What’s the correlation between the topic in question and Giroud’s, Ronaldo’s and Messi’s penalties?

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    2. jonm

      Dee ease, of course penalties are important and part of the game. The problem is that when comparing strikers, if you include penalties it can cloud the issue. For example the striker may not be the dedicated penalty taker, for example arteta used to take our penalties. Then there is the issue of some teams being awarded far more penalties than other teams, in PL this season arsenal were awarded two and leicester eleven.

      We want someone who can score gosls in normal play and possiblly win penalties. We do not need someone who can kick a stationary ball in to the net with only the goalkeeper to beat.

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  3. aussiegunner

    Sorry could be mistaken but isn’t the Sydney fc/wanderers tour in 2017?

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    1. davidnz

      Yeah that’s why Arsene
      likes so many “utility” players.
      You know those who can play
      on two continents at once 🙂

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  4. davidnz

    We must sign David Villa
    because he has scored
    over 800,000 goals on FIFA.
    As back up to Giroud
    and Sanogo of course 🙂

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  5. GunnerForLyf

    Hi All,

    Everyone waiting desperately to hear any concrete transfer news related to Arsenal but no luck till now as usual. I heard that Juan Mata is in the trading list. I would love to have that player in our team with one striker and one winger if possible. Winger and striker is needed but purchase of Juan will give us the stability, belief and options. COYG

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  6. Ramterta

    I am tired of everyone blaming giroud.
    Fact is people blame giroud because their team is being overwhelmed like germany v france.
    He gives everything and he needs appreciation.
    Everyone goes through a goal drought.
    And even suarez misses one on one chances.
    If he won monteplier ligue 1 .
    Why cant he win us trophies.

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    1. Sam, need a striker

      He had 4 seasons at Arsenal and you still yet to figure out why he is not good enough for Arsenal to win trophies …
      The blame is totally on Wenger, the specialist …

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    2. bayjerkoff

      Great comment….if every1 can rally round giroud to I will always give his best, it doesn’t mean he has to score 30 goals every season. Wenger bought alexis to score goals and he hasn’t really live up to that expectation. Giroud is abt to lead france to their 1st trophy in 16yrs and someone said he’s not capable. If sanches can score goal like griezman, walcot like payet then we won’t have any problem. Football is a team, Giroud missed a one on one and so what, griezman scored twice and they won. That is football its not athletics…its a team game. The fact that wengers hasn’t signed anoda target man says a lot about not very many beta than him…can you imagine how griezman would ve performed without Giroud upfront for france….I don’t want to.

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  7. jonm

    See our new striker in action! Would that be Figmento De Magination.

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  8. jonm

    Seing as we have got on to the subject of giroud, a few comments.
    1. He came as support for RVP, not to replace him, and was comparatively cheap. The season before giroud arrived, RVP scored 30 goals in PL alone. Giroud is not in this class.
    2. Last season harry kane went through a barren spell at the start of the season. He was supported and comments made like, he contributes in other ways and the goals will come. And the goals did come. Giroud goes through a barren spell and he is referred to as a lamp post, useless , should be sold, and those are the polite comments, nothing about his other contributions and the goals will come. The reality is that all strikers go through poor spells and the other players have to step up, main criticism here is Walcott but all the others as well. The only one who did respond was welbeck with two match winning goals.
    3. There are calls for giroud to be sold. This is far too premature, even if we were to sign a top striker there is no guarantee that they will perform for arsenal in the PL.
    4. Wenger knows we need snother striker, at end of girouds first year wenger tried to sign suarez, recently it was vardy and I am sure there have been others.
    5. Giroud has been relatively injury free and that is a big bonus.
    6. I think we should stop criticising Giroud, he puts in the effort and we do not have a replacement, he is good enough to lead the line for france, they are in the finals of the euros and he seems to have won the french fans support.
    7. Basically untill we have a proven better option than giroud then we have to keep giroud and we should support him. When we bought giroud (I think for £12m) we did not pay for world class, two years later barcelona paid reportedly £75m for Suarez. If you pay for second tier then you must expect second tier.
    8. I see our striker problem as being walcott not coming up to the mark and earning his wage, as well as being injury prone. Welbeck being injury prone. Other players not performing as well as they should on the goal scoring front.
    9. Our other striker problem is that we do not have a world class striker and I suspect that if we sign a striker they will not be world class, more a replacement for welbeck. I think the only way we will get a truly world class striker will be to develop one ourselves.

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