English Premier League 2016/17 season is scheduled to kick of 13th August, 2016 where in the meantime, the top contender of Premier League and the three (3) times Premier League title winner Arsenal Football Club or simply Arsenal is planning to visit America for pre season matches. So, for that reason, Arsenal will travel America in next 23rd July for around ten (10) days. After five (5) days training, they will play their 1st match in 28th July, 2016 against MLS All Star at Avaya Stadium, San Jose and followed by next match will be played against Chivas de Guadalajara at the stadium of StubHub Center, Los Angeles in 31st July, 2016.
According to the schedule, Arsenal would possibly host the Emirates Cup 2016 which was founded in 2007 and used to held every year. This would also a part of pre season friendly tournament where other three teams are invited to play four matches in the space of 2 (two) days. This matches are scheduled to place in 06 August, Saturday and 7th August, Sunday, 2016. Let’s have a look below where pre tour of the Gunners 2016/17 is listed.
Arsenal FC 2016 Pre-Season Tour Schedule –
|S/N||Date||Day||Time (ET)||Match against||Tournament||Venue|
|1.||28th July, 2016||Thursday||21:00||MLS All Star||Friendly||Avaya Stadium, San Jose|
|2.||31st July, 2016||Sunday||TBA||Chivas de Guadalajara||Friendly||StubHub Center, Los Angeles|
|3.||5th August, 2016||Friday||TBA||TBA||Friendly||Emirates, London|
|4.||6th August, 2016||Saturday||TBA||TBA||Friendly||Emirates, London|
But, the details of Emirates Cup 2016 has not confirmed yet where it is still a confusion that it would not be staged in this year due to pitch reconstruction at the stadium. So, it could have cancelled this summer.
Though, the Emirates cup is popular in United Kingdom as well as around the world but it is still disappointing that it might not be hosted this season but it will obviously place in next 2017 according to the opinion by Chief Executive.
As stated by the manager of the Gunners Arsene Wenger that pre season is very important for the Gunners and they are waiting eagerly to travel America for pre season tour this season.
Here we provide last year pre season tour result of the Gunners below.
# Pre Season Tour of Arsenal FC (Last Year):
|1.||15th July, 2016||
The Gunners Vs Singapore XI
4 – 0
|Asia Trophy Semi Final||Kallang, Singapore|
|2.||18th July, 2016||
The Gunners Vs Everton
3 – 1
|Asia Trophy Final||Kallang, Singapore|
|3.||25th July, 2016||
The Gunners Vs Lyon
6 – 0
|4.||26th July, 2016||
The Gunners Vs Wolfsburg
1 – 0
Hundred and thirty (130) years passing since the inaugural season of 1886, the Gunners is now one of the most supported club in English Premier League. Their home ground is Emirates Stadium with 60,260 seat capacity. Let’s see their short details which is listed below.
# Short Information of Arsenal FC:
- Full Name – Arsenal Football Club
- Short Name – Arsenal/ Arsenal FC
- Nickname – The Gunners
- Established – 1886
- Owner – Arsenal Holdings plc
- Manager – Arsene Wenger
- Chairman – Sir Chips Keswick
- Assistant Manager – Steve Bould
- Goalkeeping Coach – Gerry Peyton
- Fitness Coach – Tony Colbert
- Home Ground – Emirates Stadium
- Location – Hornsey Road, London, England
- Opened – 22nd July, 2006
- Seat Capacity – 60,260
- Surface – Desso GrassMaster
- Holder – Arsenal Holdings plc
- Designed By – HOK Sport
- Building Cost – £470 million
- League – Premier League
- Current Position – 4th