Arsenal have confirmed their pre-season programme for the coming months on the club’s official Twitter account.
The summer schedule will take in a varied mix of opponents; Boreham Wood on July 6, Colorado Rapids ten days later, Bayern Munich on July 18 and Fiorentina two days later.
Then Real Madrid on July 24, before the Emirates Cup meeting with Lyon at home on July 28th and a meeting with Angers on 31st, to round off July.
The final pre-season engagement is in the Joan Gamper Trophy against Barcelona on August 4, before their first game of the season away against Newcastle on Sunday 11 August.
For some clubs, the confirmation may have got the fans even more excited for the new season, but Gunners supporters are seething with their club over their lack of transfer activity right now.
They are either not bothered by the pre-season schedule, think it’s too long and gruelling or just think playing the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona will savage confidence before the season starts.
There’s anger there among the fans, even in response to a fairly innocuous tweet about pre-season fixtures…
Pre season in 15 days and we’re going into it with no new signings after losing Welbeck, Cech, Ramsey, Lichtsteiner, Suarez. Incompetent again.
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) June 21, 2019
So many preparatory games, when the championship starts, all players will look like zombies. 😅
— ARBËR (@ARexhajj) June 21, 2019
Losing to all big teams even in meaningless games might not be a great idea.
— Aneesh Chandoke (@AneeshChandoke) June 21, 2019
Fantastic idea, let’s burn ourselves out with a huge pre-season schedule and finish it off with a demoralising defeat to Barca. Up the Arsenal
— Louis E-C (@louengland) June 21, 2019
🚨 FULL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE 🚨
🗓 July 6
🗓 July 16
🗓 July 18
🗓 July 20
🗓 July 24
🗓 July 28
🏆 Emirates Cup
🗓 July 31
🗓 August 4
🏆 Joan Gamper Trophy
— GroanStar (@airVicConCre) June 21, 2019
Announce Bayern 5-1 Arsenal
— Nikunj Shrestha (@nikunj_stha) June 21, 2019
Bayern Munich 😱😱! Good confidence booster goin into the new season 😂
— Ben (@benjani211) June 21, 2019
All though big teams to smash us and ruin our confidence. Lovely.
— Gooner Nayr (@NayrTheGooner) June 21, 2019
Can’t wait for the mandatory bayern slapping
— Abhishek (@Abhimeyang) June 21, 2019
Why such hectic schedule
— Namir Hassan (@namihasan92) June 21, 2019
So you want to tell us you are ready to face all this teams without any signing…can you please get serious
— StevenK (@stevenK_02) June 21, 2019