Arsenal might have one more friendly before the Emirates Cup game against Sevilla next weekend, according to a report.
Arsenal have been on fire in pre-season so far, winning all five matches, scoring 19 goals, and conceding just five.
Officially, the Gunners have just one more game before the start of the Premier League season, as they face Sevilla in the Emirates Cup on Saturday. But there could be room for one more fixture before that.
Charles Watts reports for his YouTube channel that Arsenal could be set to play another behind-closed-doors game in the next few days.
“There might be a pre-season behind-closed-doors game this week at [London] Colney,” Watts said. “Not 100% sure on that yet, but there is a possibility.
“Last time I spoke to someone about it there was a possibility of squeezing one in.”
It’s not uncommon for Arsenal to fit in extra pre-season games between the publicly available fixtures. The Gunners played both Millwall and Watford in behind-closed-doors games last summer, and they’ve already played Ipswich Town this time around.
Mikel Arteta has been able to name close to a first-choice side on tour in the U.S., but that has meant certain players have ended up sitting out a lot.
The likes of Folarin Balogun, Arthur Okonkwo, Reiss Nelson, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles went on tour, but they haven’t spent a huge amount of time on the pitch.
That’s not to mention players like Fabio Vieira, closing in on a return from injury and in need of some minutes.
An extra game could give all of them a chance to play before the first-choice team come back in for the Emirates Cup.