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Arsenal pre-season fixtures: The Gunners' complete summer tour & schedule



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Arsene Wenger's charges will travel to Australia and China before returning to London to host the annual Emirates Cup tournament on home turf

Arsenal will take a long trip east to Australia and China this summer as part of their preparations for the 2017-18 Premier League season, which should allow Alexandre Lacazette his first match practice
in a Gunners shirt.

Lacazette has joined Sead Kolasinac in penning a deal in north London and will get to know his team-mates in front of the north London club's swathes of fans living abroad.

Unlike some of their rivals who will spend more than half a month travelling, however, Arsenal will spend the bulk of their pre-season at home in London, with the Emirates Cup closing out their schedule of friendlies as things stand.
This is your complete guide to the fixtures awaiting Arsenal over the coming months before they return to competitive action.

ARSENAL PRE-SEASON FIXTURES


DateOpponentTime (local / BST)Venue
Jul 13Sydney FC20:00 / 11:00ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Jul 17Western Sydney Wanderers20:00 / 11:00ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Jul 19Bayern Munich20:05 / 13:05Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Jul 22Chelsea19:40 / 12:40Bird's Nest, Beijing
Jul 29Benfica16:20Emirates Stadium, London
Jul 30Sevilla16:20Emirates Stadium, London

Australia will be the first stop for Arsenal. They will play two friendlies in Sydney against local A-League sides Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at the ANZ Stadium, which has a capacity of 83,500 and was the main venue for the Olympic Games in 2000.
From there the Gunners will take a 10-hour flight to Shanghai, China, for a meeting with Bayern Munich at Shanghai Stadium. That match is part of the Chinese section of the International Champions Cup, but given it is the only ICC match Arsenal play it does not appear there will be any tournament structure or league table like in the United States.

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