Australian fans will have the opportunity to get close to the Arsenal players when they visit Sydney this month.

On Friday July 14, fans will be able interact with the Arsenal players during an official fan party and open training session at the ANZ Stadium.

The free events will involve interviews with the players, club legend Ray Parlour, video highlights and a football skills zone before the players take to the pitch for an open training session. Fans will also be able to take photos with the FA Cup and Invincibles’ Cup.

The event will start at 2pm and can be accessed through Gates K and M of the ANZ Stadium. A security screening will take place before entry.

Arsenal will be visiting Australia for the first time in 40 years and are scheduled to play Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanders on July 13 and July 15 respectively.

A strong squad containing the likes of Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Granit Xhaka, Aaron RamseySyd and Mesut Ozil are expected to travel Down Under.

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