Arsenal to face Chelsea in Dublin International Champions Cup clash

Rex Christensen
June 13, 2018

Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour, and ex-Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo, were in Dublin on Wednesday to promote the friendly.

That hasn't, however, stopped the club preparing our pre-season plans.

Arsenal said they would still play in Stockholm that day, with their opponents to be announced at a later date.

Frustratingly, we still have no idea who will be holding the reins at Stamford Bridge when we lock-horns with Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Both clubs are taking part in the International Champions Cup earlier in the summer.

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A match against Italian side Inter Milan had been scheduled to be played in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 1 but will need to be moved.

Two Premier League draws followed before Arsenal got the better of Chelsea once again, winning their two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final thanks to a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.

Chelsea will kick off their pre-season with a friendly in Australia at the brand new Optus Stadium, as they take on Perth Glory on Monday 23rd July before they compete in the International Champions Cup.

Information from ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey was used in this report.

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