Arsenal Pre-Season 2019

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  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    July 6: Borehamwood v Arsenal XI
    July 15: Colorado Rapids v Arsenal
    July 17: Arsenal v Bayern
    July 20: Fiorentina v Arsenal
    July 24: Arsenal v Real Madrid
    July 28: Arsenal v Lyon
    July 31: Angers v Arsenal
    August 4: Barcelona v Arsenal
    August 11: Premier League season begins against Newcastle

    Good level of opponents, but a lot of travelling
     
  2. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Wonder who will be going with the squad....
     
  3. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Might actually be a full squad apart from Torreira, Elneny and Iwobi, that could limit the amount of youngsters we see. The last time we were in this situation between WC/Euros was 2015, when Akpom/Zelelam/Crowley/Jeff/Willock/Iwobi went on tour.
     
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  4. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    That's what I suspect also. Probably the strongest will go if they aren't loaned yet - Willock, Nelson, Nketiah, Saka and Smith-Rowe.....possibly Amaechi but just going by the size of squad he might miss out. I expect a full strength squad. Unfortunate in some respects but a benefit to the first team in terms of getting ready. I'm also intrigued by the prospect of reinforcements before then - hopefully a left back and a CB will come in.
     
  5. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Definitely driving down for the Real Madrid match and debating whether I want to fly out for Bayern.
     
  6. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Pizza Boy

    Hoping for a statement that at least two of them will be taken with the squad and are now trusted within the firs team and considered as players who can come on in any game. Nelson being either of them, Smith-Rowe or Nketiah other. Maybe both.
     
  7. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Colorado Rapids stadium called dick sporting good stadium. ffs kroenke
     
  8. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  9. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    What is the point of facing opponents like this?

    We should go on tour to some remote country with little attention so we can focus on training not getting mobbed by fans

    Face teams below us in skill so we can really drill tactics/formations we lack

    You learn by succeding, build confidence by winning.
     
  10. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    Beating a bunch of farmers 8-0 doesn’t build anything. Preseason is about building fitness.
     
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  11. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    We clearly need Tactical schooling to

    How do you build fitness by going to The US and doing silly stuff with james corden?


    Go to a frekkin hilly Island and run the fookers ragged
     
  12. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Money.
     
  13. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    And we lose money by not being in the CL...
     
  14. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Going to a remote country and playing lesser teams doesn't guarantee you anything. On the contrary, playing better teams can show you the level you are currently and which segments of the game you must work on.

    We already went down the road of playing some 2nd tier teams from Poland in the middle of Austrian Alps and I don't think we saw any dramatic improvements from previous seasons because of it.
     
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  15. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Didnt work them hard enough
     
  16. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Will probably make trek to RM or Roma game. DC a bit more of a trek than Charlotte, but opponent perhaps worth it (and will be flying either way).
     
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  17. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator


    that's great exposure for the women's team, and Lyon is a great opponent for the men
     
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  18. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    No that is how you build arrogance and delusional self-belief. These are professional football players. They need to be challenged.
     
  19. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    We lack so much fundamentals that I think it is needed.

    Non wc/ec year is a plus to
     
  20. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Dick's Sporting Goods is actually the nation's largest sporting goods retailer. In reaction to America's gun violence, they stopped selling assault weapons and high capacity magazines, so I kind of like them (also they're a Pittsburgh company).
     
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