Arsenal will play in the International Champions Cup in Singapore this summer, according to reports, with Sevilla and PSG two clubs reportedly joining them.
Early in February, reports from Singapore suggested that Arsenal were close to signing a deal to take part in the tournament.
At the time, Tiong Jin Yan, president of the Arsenal Signapore club, said: “Naturally, we are all very pleased to see them back here. We are all very curious to see the two new signings, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan.”
Now, Twitter account ‘Arsenal Fixture News’ claims it’s a done deal, and the tour will take place in July 2018:
Further to earlier speculation, I can now confirm that Arsenal will be taking part in the International Champions Cup in Singapore during the end of July 2018. pic.twitter.com/dEvCAFajem
— Arsenal Fixture News (@AFCFixtureNews) February 18, 2018
According to their information, Arsenal will play two matches, one on Thursday 26th and the other on Saturday 28th July.
The two teams they play will then face each other on Monday 30th July to complete the triangle tournament.
The tournament was always likely to take place around this time, thanks to the 2018 summer time constraints. The World Cup doesn’t end until 15th July, and the new season starts on the weekend of August 11th.
With the Community Shield in the first week of August, there’s very little time left for a tour.
Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla are currently the two most likely teams to join Arsenal in Singapore.
Arsenal last travelled to Singapore in 2015, for the Barclays Asia Trophy. They played two matches, one against the Singapore Select XI, the other against Everton, winning 4-0 and 3-1 respectively.
Hopefully this summer’s trip to the country will be just as successful.
Ticket sales should take begin in mid-April.