Arsenal announce new US pre-season tour friendly with new signings hope

Arsenal will take on Bournemouth in their third United States tour friendly
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Arsenal will play Bournemouth in a third pre-season friendly in this summer’s United States tour. The game will be ahead of both the clashes with Manchester United on July 28 and Liverpool on August 1 and take place three days after they arrive in the States, taking place at Los Angeles’ Dignity Health Sports Park on July 24.

This is the stadium home to MLS giants LA Galaxy. Arsenal played in the ground against Bayern Munich in 2019, winning the game 2-1 with goals from Eddie Nketiah and an own goal from Louis Poznanski – Robert Lewandowski scored the German side’s only goal on the day.

A third fixture was in the offing and reported previously by Mikel Arteta is looking forward to as many as five pre-arranged friendlies with the club taking on both Bayer Leverkusen and Lyon in early-to-mid August at the Emirates Stadium upon their return.

Arteta is already working with some of the team in Marbella while others will be granted extended holiday following their responsibilities with their national sides at both the Copa America and European Championships. Arsenal are not involved in this summer’s Community Shield after Man United beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

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The game could be the first opportunity for fans to catch a glimpse of any new signings that the club makes. Arsenal are so far yet to add any senior stars to the squad with the Profit and Sustainability Regulation deadline passing and both summer tournaments reaching their conclusion, there is expected to be more movement soon.

Like the matches with both Man United and Liverpool which will take place in the early hours of the UK morning at 01:00 and 00:30 UK time respectively, the match with Bournemouth is at an even worse time for UK audiences. Local time 19:30 meaning a 03:30 kick-off in London.