Arsenal have confirmed the first of their pre-season plans, with the Gunners set to travel to the USA for a few matches in July.

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LONDON, ENGLAND: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal tangles with Tammy Abraham of Chelsea during the Pre Season Friendly between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Marc Atkins / Getty Images)

For the second year in a row, Arsenal are set to face Chelsea in pre-season, with the club confirming the first two fixtures of their summer tour.

Arsenal will play against Orlando City on Wednesday, July 20th at the Exploria Stadium (Orlando City’s home ground), before playing against Chelsea for the Florida Cup at the Camping World Stadium on Saturday, July 23rd. Ticket details are here.

The Gunners also confirmed they’re planning to release details of another match in the US, taking place prior to the above two fixtures. Previous reports suggest Everton are the likely third opponent.

Charles Watts reported that the Gunners will also play a match in Europe, possibly in Germany, as well as a one-day edition of the Emirates Cup.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Captain Manuel Almunia of Arsenal lifts the winners' trophy after the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Celtic at Emirates Stadium on August 1, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Captain Manuel Almunia of Arsenal lifts the winners’ trophy after the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Celtic at Emirates Stadium on August 1, 2010. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal were set to go to the states for matches against Inter Milan and Everton/Millonarios last summer, but they had to pull out over positive Covid-19 tests in the travelling party. Fans will hope this year’s trip is more successful.

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