OFFICIAL: Arsenal confirm opponents for first pre-season friendly for 2021/22

  • The Gunners will play the friendly on July 17.
  • It will be a great pre-season test, says Arteta.

As confirmed by the official Arsenal website, we will play our first pre-season friendly against Rangers at the Ibrox on July 17 to celebrate their 150th anniversary.

Reacting to the news, Mikel Arteta said: “We’re looking forward to travelling to Ibrox  as part of our preparations for the 2021/22 season.

“I enjoyed  two incredible seasons at Rangers and cannot wait to return to Glasgow and feel the incredible Ibrox atmosphere from the touchline. 

“It will be a great pre-season test against Steven Gerrard’s reigning Scottish champions. We’re also proud to commemorate the long friendship between the two clubs by playing a part in their 150th anniversary celebrations.”

The Gers are in the running to win the Scottish Premiership this season – a testament to the work done by the Liverpool legend.

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