Arsenal Women to play Washington Spirit and Chelsea in pre-season US tour

Jonas Eidevall’s side will head to the USA in August

Arsenal Women to play Washington Spirit and Chelsea in pre-season US tour

USWNT international Emily Fox will return to the US in pre-season with Arsenal. Credit- WellOffside

Arsenal Women will tour the United States as part of their pre-season campaign, heading to Washington D.C. from August 15-26.

The Gunners will play National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Washington Spirit on Sunday 18 August, before playing Women’s Super League (WSL) champions Chelsea the following Sunday. 

Both matches will be hosted at Audi Field, with Arsenal training at George Mason University during their stay in the U.S.

The pre-season trip follows Arsenal Men’s tour of Los Angeles and Philadelphia in July, where Mikel Arteta’s side will play Manchester United and Liverpool.

Arsenal Sporting Director Edu Gaspar said: “We always want to create the best conditions for our teams to prepare and perform at their best in pre-season. This gives our players an opportunity to play and train in a new environment, in front of our supporters around the world.

“We look forward to a strong pre-season for our men’s and women’s teams, laying the foundations for a successful season ahead.”

Managing Director Richard Garlick said: “To take our women’s team to the US for the first time on tour is another sign of great progress.

“We know from our recent trip to Australia that the interest and love for Arsenal Women stretches far and wide. We want to build on that and bring our US supporters closer to the club.

“We look forward to our visit and building strong foundations for a momentous season ahead, which will see more women’s games come to Emirates Stadium.” 

Tickets will go on pre-sale on Wednesday 19 June, and general sale Thursday 20 June. The games will be streamed for free by DAZN.

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