Arsenal are going back to the United States of America for their pre-season tour in 2023. So, here is everything you need to know about Mikel Arteta’s plans for his Gunners this summer.
The Emirates Stadium outfit enjoyed a successful visit across the pond one year ago. Arsenal went unbeaten through the off-season, including taking a 4-0 win against Chelsea and a 2-0 victory over Everton. Arteta built on the promise by making a Premier League title challenge.
Arteta will hope Arsenal get a similarly successful pre-season in 2023 ahead of the Gunners returning to the Champions League. Their trip to the States will also hand Arsenal’s academy players a chance to show the Spaniard their skills. So, here is everything you need to know…
When does Arsenal’s pre-season start?
The Arsenal first-team squad will likely return to London Colney to begin pre-season training in early July in 2023. Arteta sought to get the Gunners back into the run of things early on in 2022 before overseeing their first top-four Premier League finish since the 2015/16 season.
Ipswich Town helped Arsenal kick off their summer schedule a year ago in a behind-closed-doors friendly at London Colney. The Tractor Boys lost 5-1 at the Gunners’ training base on July 2. Arteta and his players also then jetted off to Germany to face FC Nurnberg on July 8.
Arsenal’s fixture list for their 2023 pre-season
As of June 1, Arsenal have announced three pre-season friendlies for their tour of the USA in 2023. The Gunners will take on Premier League rivals Manchester United in New York. An MLS All-Star side managed by Wayne Rooney also awaits Arteta’s players in Washington DC.
It is the first time that Arsenal have met Manchester United on American soil. The two arch rivals each won one meeting across their two Premier League matches in 2022/23. Erik ten Hag’s club won 3-1 at Old Trafford before losing 3-2 to Arteta’s players at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have also built up their tour of America with a pre-season friendly against Barcelona in Los Angeles. They will meet the 2022/23 La Liga champions at SoFi Stadium, home of NFL side the LA Rams. Arsenal’s owner Stan Kroenke also owns the 2022 Super Bowl champions.
- July 14, 2023, 04:30 BST: Arsenal v MLS All-Stars, Audi Field, Washington DC
- July 22, 2023, 22:00 BST: Arsenal v Manchester United, MetLife Stadium, New York
- July 26, 2023, KO TBC: Arsenal v Barcelona, SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles
Arsenal will announce their remaining pre-season friendlies in due course. The Gunners had seven off-season games in 2022 including the return of the Emirates Cup. So, keep checking back to this page for regular updates on the north London club’s summer schedule for 2023.
How to watch the Gunners’ 2023 pre-season fixtures
Arsenal are yet to announce which networks will broadcast their 2023 pre-season tour of the USA in the UK. But the Gunners made their off-season fixtures available for fans to watch on Arsenal.com via single-game passes in 2022. They will likely use their in-house media again.
Tickets for the Gunners’ summer schedule
Fans hoping to see Arsenal’s pre-season friendly with Rooney’s MLS All-Stars can get tickets through Ticketmaster. Their fixture will also follow a skills challenge at Audi Field, starting at 19:30 local time. Tickets for the MLS All-Stars Skills Challenge are also available to purchase.
Arsenal are also selling tickets for their pre-season friendly with Manchester United through Ticketmaster. The match is on general sale and will kick off at 17:00 local time. While tickets for Arsenal’s pre-season friendly against Barcelona can, likewise, be bought on Ticketmaster.
On-sale dates for tickets to Arsenal’s tour of the US:
- MLS All-Stars: March 28, 2023
- Manchester United: May 2, 2023 (pre-sale)
- Manchester United: May 4, 2023 (general sale)
- Barcelona: May 17, 2023 (pre-sale)
- Barcelona: May 19, 2023 (general sale)