Arsenal have a friendly and a warm-weather trip planned for the winter break, following their match against Burnley.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal speaks to press prior to the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on December 26, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal speaks to press prior to the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on December 26, 2021. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

After Arsenal host Burnley on Sunday, the club will begin their winter break.

A couple of Arsenal internationals will head off with their countries for World Cup qualifiers in South America and Asia, but most will have a couple of weeks without competitive football.

The Athletic report that Arsenal will hold a friendly match during this period, however. Mikel Arteta’s remaining players will play a game on English soil a few days before they return to action against Wolves on February 10th.

Before that, Arsenal are planning to travel to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp, as they’ve done before in the past.

So the winter break isn’t exactly going to be a holiday for the squad, but it will at least give them some time away from competitive fixtures.

It’s also a chance for the squad to bond, as they’ll be spending their free time together while they’re away from home.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road on December 18, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
LEEDS, ENGLAND: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road on December 18, 2021. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

With just one objective remaining for Mikel Arteta’s side (earning European football for next season), Arsenal need to use the break to refocus and prepare to put together a run of wins when they return.

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