Premier League giants Arsenal will begin their pre-season 2023 against German outfit FC Nürnberg in a friendly at the Max-Morlock-Stadion in Germany on Thursday, July 13.

After finishing second in the Premier League last season, Arsenal will aim to have a strong pre-season in order to prepare themselves for the upcoming season, including their much-awaited return to the UEFA Champions League.

Under Spanish football manager Mikel Arteta, Arsenal are scheduled to travel to the United States for their pre-season 2023 tour following their friendly against Nürnberg.

The Gunners will kick off their US tour with a game against MLS All-Stars in Washington on July 20. D.C. United manager and Premier League legend Wayne Rooney will coach the MLS All-Stars side.

Arsenal are later scheduled to face Manchester United at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on July 23.

Mikel Arteta’s men will then travel to Los Angeles to lock horns with reigning La Liga champions FC Barcelona at the SoFi Stadium on July 26.

Arsenal will conclude their pre-season 2023 with the Emirates Cup against Ligue 1 club AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium on August 2.

Ahead of the new season, Arsenal are aiming to complete potential deals for Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz and Ajax defender Jurrien Timber. The Gunners are also looking to sign midfielder Declan Rice from West Ham.

Meanwhile, the likes of Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Mohamed Elneny could leave the club this summer.

Arsenal pre-season 2023 schedule, fixtures and venues

All match times are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date



Time (IST)

Thursday, July 13

Nurnberg vs Arsenal

Max-Morlock-Stadion, Nuremberg

10:30 PM

Thursday, July 20

MLS All-Stars vs Arsenal

Audi Field, Washington DC

6:00 AM

Sunday, July 23

Arsenal vs Manchester United

MetLife Stadium, New Jersey

2:30 AM

Wednesday, July 26

Arsenal vs Barcelona

SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles


Wednesday, August 2

Arsenal vs Monaco

Emirates Stadium, London

10:30 PM

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