Arsenal are set to play two matches in the Dubai Super Cup over the next week, a friendly mid-season competition to help Mikel Arteta’s squad build up their competitive sharpness ahead of the return of the Premier League from the World Cup break.
First, the Gunners take on Lyon on Thursday, December 8th at 15:30 GMT, then AC Milan on Tuesday, December 13th at 14:00 GMT.
Both games will be played at the Al Maktoum Stadium, and tickets are still available for those in Dubai or the local area who wish to catch the action live – with details here.
For most of the rest of us, Arsenal will be streaming the game on the club website. They’re selling match passes here at £5.99 each or £9.99 for both games.
Some regions will not show the two games on Arsenal.com, as follows:
- Arsenal vs Lyon is unavailable in the Middle East and North Africa region, France, Monaco, and Andorra
- Arsenal vs AC Milan is unavailable in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Italy
There may be other local services broadcasting the games in those regions, so keep an eye out if that’s relevant to you.
Arsenal squad for the Dubai Super Cup
Senior players: Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Fabio Vieira, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Reiss Nelson, Mohamed Elneny, Marquinhos, Karl Hein, and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Academy call-ups: Hubert Graczyk, James Hillson, Taylor Foran, Zane Monlouis, Lino Sousa, Reuell Walters, Catalin Cirjan, Matt Smith, Myles Lewis-Skelly, Ethan Nwaneri, Charles Sagoe Jr, Amario Cozier-Duberry, and Nathan Butler-Oyedeji.
Arsenal World Cup schedule (times in GMT)
- November 13th-November 27th – Time off
- November 28th – Return to training
- December 3rd – Arsenal 2-4 Watford (London Colney)
- December 4th – Travel to Dubai for a warm-weather camp
- December 8th, 15:30 – Arsenal vs Lyon (Al Maktoum Stadium)
- December 13th, 14:00 – Arsenal vs Milan (Al Maktoum Stadium)
- December 14th – Travel back to London
- December 17th, 18:00 – Arsenal vs Juventus (Emirates Stadium)
- W/C December 19th – Rumoured 5th friendly (London Colney)
- December 26th – The Premier League returns