Arsenal and Chelsea square off at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. This is the final game of the London rivals’ pre-season tour of the United States.
Despite the fact that it is pre-season and this is friendly, there will almost certainly be an edge to proceedings given it is a London derby, even if the main goal for players is to continue building towards full fitness with the start of the new Premier League season not far away.
The match is the final of the Gunners and Blues’ pre-season tours in the United States, with the former looking to complete a clean sweep after victories over Everton and Orlando City. Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel’s team defeated Club America but lost a penalty shootout to Charlotte.
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With both clubs active in the summer transfer window, there could be a couple of debutants on show, with Fabio Vieira hoping to make his Arsenal debut, and Kalidou Koulibaly hoping to make his Chelsea debut after joining in a £33 million deal from Napoli last week.
Elsewhere, Oleksandr Zinchenko’s £32 million transfer was confirmed on Friday evening, setting up an immediate mini-reunion of Manchester City old boys including teammate Gabriel Jesus and Blues summer signing Raheem Sterling.
This will be the latest opportunity for Mikel Arteta and Thomas Tuchel to assess their players’ fitness and experiment with tactics ahead of the new season.
Kaya Kaynak and Tashan Deniran-Alleyne will keep Arsenal fans up to date on all game developments, while Adam Newson and Scott Trotter will cover all things, Chelsea. Scroll down for the most recent updates from the Camping World Stadium, where the game is scheduled to begin at 1 a.m. UK time.
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