With Arsenal’s first-team pre-season now close to its conclusion, the academy have also been running through a schedule of fixtures.
Every Arsenal team from the u18s to the first team are now back in pre-season training and playing practice matches ahead of the new campaign.
Below we have the u18 and u23 results so far, as well as how to get tickets for their upcoming games.
Chelmsford City Academy 0-4 Arsenal u18s – July 3rd, 14:00 BST
The Arsenal u18s kicked off pre-season with a convincing win over Chelmsford City. Match report here.
Tavistock AFC 0-4 Arsenal u18s – July 8th, 19:45 BST
The Arsenal u18s kicked off their Devon training camp with a 4-0 win over Tavistock AFC. Match report here.
Plymouth Argyle u18s 1-1 Arsenal u18s – July 10th
The u18s kept their unbeaten pre-season going against Plymouth Argyle but failed to win for the first time, as they went down to 10 men in a draw. Match report here.
London Colney Covid isolation disruption
Unfortunately, planned fixtures against AFC Bournemouth on July 17th and Welling United on July 20th both had to be cancelled due to a Covid issue at London Colney. This also led to the rescheduling of a couple of fixtures, with the updated dates below.
Bromley FC 3-1 Arsenal u23s – July 27th, 19:45 BST
The u23s finally managed to get their pre-season campaign underway after all the disruptions with a match away to Bromley.
The hosts were much further along in their pre-season and dominated the first hour physically, racking up a 3-0 lead. Arsenal came back into the game though, and looked the better side for much of the second half. Match report here.
Hendon FC 1-3 Arsenal u18s – July 30th, 19:30 BST
The u18s played their first game in almost three weeks after the disruption and immediately got back to winning ways with a good performance against Hendon FC. Match report here.
Ebbsfleet United 1-4 Arsenal u23s – July 31st, 15:00 BST
The Arsenal u23s quickly bounced back from defeat to Bromley to thrash Ebbsfleet United, with Miguel Azeez scoring the pick of the goals. Match report here.
Boreham Wood vs Arsenal XI – August 6th, 19:30 BST
This game was rescheduled from its initial date of July 24th to August 6th. The game is at Meadow Park in Borehamwood.
Most likely, they’ll face the Arsenal u23s, as they did in an exciting 3-3 draw in 2019. Tickets are available here.
Slough Town FC vs Arsenal XI – August 10th, 19:45 BST
In the Arsenal u23s’ final pre-season fixture before the competitive games get underway the following Monday, they’ll face Slough Town at Arbour Park. Tickets are available here.
Bear in mind there could be further fixtures added to the schedule, we’ll post updates when we know more.