It has only been 23 days since Arsenal’s great Wembley win over Chelsea in the FA Cup Final, but we are already half way through the barren time for Arsenal as there are only 2 days until the Gunners play their first pre-season friendly in Australia on July 13th.
Hopefully by then we will know much more about how our squad will look next season, after the so-called overhaul of our ‘heavy’ squad is under way. But don’t hold your breath!
But Arsene Wenger has promised that Arsenal will be fully fit and prepared for the start of next season and hopefully continue our 6 game winning run far into the future….
So we will start off with our two matches in front of our Aussie fans. We face Sydney FC, who were the runaway winners of the A-League this season, on the 13th July. Then just two days later we play Western Sydney Wanderers who were the last A-League team to beat Sydney FC back in February. These will be purely exhibition games to get the team started.
Then we will move on to China, where we will play in the International Champions Cup and face daunting fixtures against Bayern Munich and Chelsea on the 19th and 22nd July. That should be very interesting indeed!
Then we fly back to England for the Emirates Cup a week later, when we will play Benfica and Sevilla on the 29th and 30th July. Surely that will be our first trophy of the season!
Then a week later we are back to our old stomping ground of Wembley for the Community Shield, where we will aim to get our 9th victory in a row in the National Stadium.
So not too long left to wait lads, and after winning all those games we can then start the serious stuff at home to Leicester the following week…..
Onwards and Upwards!