August is upon us so let’s look at some key dates for Arsenal for the month ahead.
Proper football is nearly here, so make sure you don’t miss a minute of Arsenal’s month.
Arsenal’s August kicks-off with their last friendly of the summer as they face Monaco in The Emirates Cup on August 2.
Kick-off is at 6pm (UK time) and you can watch the game with a match pass from Arsenal.com.
The season officially kicks off on August 6 as Arsenal travel to Wembley to face Manchester City in the Community Shield. Kick-off is 4pm (UK).
Then, the season proper starts the following weekend with Arsenal welcoming Nottingham Forest to The Emirates. Forest could even have Matt Turner in goal for that game.
August sees Arsenal play two more matches in the Premier League – away to Crystal palace on Monday August 21 (8pm kick-off) before Fulham cross London on August 26 for a Saturday 3pm kick-off.
Off the field, all eyes will be on the transfer window, although that remains open until September 1 at 11pm.
The window does not close this year on August 31 due to the possibility of midweek matches, and the same will apply to the winter window which will remain open until February 1.
Other transfer windows:
LaLiga transfer window
The LaLiga window will close at 11pm (UK) on Friday, Sept. 1.
Serie A transfer window
Will close on Friday, September 1, at 7pm (UK)
Bundesliga transfer window
Will close at 5pm (UK) on Friday, September 1.
Ligue 1 transfer window
Will close it on Friday, September 1 at 10pm (UK).
Women’s Super League transfer window
The WSL summer window opened on June 26 and runs until September 14.
MLS transfer windows
Major League Soccer’s secondary window opened on Wednesday, July 5 and will close on Wednesday, August 2.
OTHER TRANSFER DEADLINES
Australia: September 12
China: Closed (July 31)
Mexico: September 13
Portugal: September 22
Saudi Arabia: September 20
Turkey: September 8