Arsenal will complete their pre-season preparation with a trip to face FC Barcelona in the 2019 edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy today.
After their disappointing Emirates Cup loss to Lyon on their home soil last weekend with a trip to western France, where they drew 1-1 with Angers SCO after a victory over the penalty for 4-3.
Arsenal fans are hoping for the first glimpse of a record signing of the club Nicolas Pepe following his £72m arrival from Lille this week.
Match Preview :
With Barcelona looking to improve on another season, they will be looking to step up their preparations ahead of their final pre-season fixtures with Napoli in the USA.
For now, manager Ernesto Valverde is content for what should be a relaxed afternoon of football.
The Gunners have only beaten Barca once in competitive football, losing six times – including the 2006 Champions League final.
Squads & Team News :
Competition: 2019 Joan Gamper Trophy
Arsenal Squad: Hector Bellerín, Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos (out), Alexandre Lacazette, Lucas Torreira, Mohamed Elneny, Mesut Özil, Sead Kolasinac (doubt)
Barcelona Squad: Neto, Pique, Lenglet, Umtiti, Semedo, Alba, Wague, Todibo, Busquets, Arthur, de Jong, Rakitic, Alena, Roberto, Coutinho, Griezmann, Messi, Suarez (doubt), Dembele.
Date/Time: Sunday, August 4, 2019, 8pm CET (Barcelona), 7pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2pm ET, 11am PT (USA), 11.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
How to watch on TV: Premier Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria), others