With Arsenal’s first pre-season clash against Sydney FC set to take place in just five day’s time, we look at all you need to know about the match.

This week, Arsenal travel to Australia for the first time in 40 years in order to face Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.

Here’s what you need to know.


The clash kicks off on Thursday 13 July at 11am UK time and 8pm local time.

If you’re from anywhere else in the world, you can work out what time kick-off is for you here.


Sydney FC’s home ground: the Allianz Stadium.

The ANZ Stadium, a.k.a. Sydney Football Stadium, has a capacity of 45,500.


A-League side, Sydney FC, won their league last season with 66 points – 17 above second-place Melbourne Victory.

They won 20 and only lost once.

They were founded in 2004 – 12 years ago.

They’ve won three A-League Championships, two Premierships and they remain to be the only A-League side to have won the OFC Champions League.

Their top scorer last season was 33-year-old captain, Alex Brosque, with 11 league goals. This is his second stint at the club.

Sydney FC’s head coach is Graham Arnold and the club is owned by David Traktovenko, who took over in 2009.

Can I watch?

Yes! You can watch for free via Arsenal Player.

Can I go?

Tickets are available from Arsenal in Sydney – get them while you still can.