Arsenal have named their u20 squad for the International Cup in Bali, joining Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Indonesia All-Stars at the event.
Arsenal will travel to Bali for the event starting on Sunday 1st December and concluding the following Saturday on December 7th. The matches will be played at the Stadion Kapten I Wayan Dipta, a ground with a capacity of 22,931 spectators.
The Gunners’ fixture list for the initial group stage is as follows:
- Indonesia All-Stars on December 1st at 10am BST (6pm local time)
- Inter Milan on December 3rd at 8am BST (4pm local time)
- Real Madrid on December 5th at 8am BST (4pm local time).
After that, they’ll either play in the third-place match on December 7th at 8:30am (4:30pm local time), or in the final at 11am (7pm local time), depending on where they finish in the group.
Here’s the Arsenal squad selected for the event: Luke Plange, Joel Lopez, Alex Kirk, Daniel Oyegoke, Hubert Graczyk, Matthew Dennis, Ryan Alebiosu, Alfie Matthews, Ben Cottrell, Sam Greenwood, Miguel Azeez, Nathan Butler-Oyedeji, Catalin Cirjan, Zane Monlouis, Omari Hutchinson, Charlie Patino, Marcelo Flores, Mazeed Ogungbo, Remy Mitchell, Taylor Foran.
It’s great to see Marcelo Flores, Taylor Foran and Omari Hutchinson stepping up from the u16s, given how well the side have been playing, and how well that trio have done individually.
It should be a good opportunity for the youngsters to test themselves against good opposition in Real Madrid and Inter Milan, as well as providing a rare opportunity for the Indonesian All-Stars to do the same against some top European clubs.
Arsenal fans in Indonesia can also get a first-hand look at the next generation of academy players with the favourite club. We’ll post a report on the outcome of the event next month.