Juventus now appear to be the frontrunner for a friendly against Arsenal next month, with further sources in Italy confirming the plan.

TURIN, ITALY - OCTOBER 02: Manuel Locatelli of Juventus during the warm up prior to the Serie A match between Juventus and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)
TURIN, ITALY: Manuel Locatelli of Juventus during the warm-up prior to the Serie A match between Juventus and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium on October 02, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

Gianluca Di Marzio is the latest source in the Italian media to report that Arsenal will face Juventus in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium on December 17th.

La Stampa had previously claimed that Juventus are planning friendly matches against Arsenal and Barcelona next month, adding that an announcement is expected in the coming days.

Arsenal have already provided official confirmation of their planned friendly matches in Dubai over the World Cup break. The Gunners will face Lyon on December 8th at 19:30 local time, followed by AC Milan on December 13th at 18:00.

Both matches will be played at the Al Maktoum Stadium, and Arsenal write that more information regarding the streaming of the matches will be released in due course.

But Arsenal are yet to confirm the details of their planned friendly at the Emirates Stadium, only mentioning that details will be released soon.

In addition to the friendlies listed above, Arsenal will also play a friendly against Watford behind closed doors in the week commencing November 28th, and there’s unconfirmed talk of a fifth friendly the week after the Juventus game.

Dubai Super Cup
Dubai Super Cup

Arsenal’s potential World Cup schedule (times in GMT)

  • November 13th-December 3rd – Approximately 10 days off, followed by training in London
  • W/C November 28th – Arsenal vs Watford (London Colney)
  • December 4th – Travel to Dubai for a warm-weather camp
  • December 8th, 15:30 – Arsenal vs Lyon (Al Maktoum Stadium)
  • December 13th, 14:00 – Arsenal vs Milan (Al Maktoum Stadium)
  • December 14th – Travel back to London
  • December 17th – Arsenal vs Juventus (Emirates Stadium)
  • W/C December 19th – Rumoured 5th friendly (London Colney)
  • December 26th – The Premier League returns