Arsenal have arrived in the United States for their pre-season tour and will begin their campaign against the MLS All Stars on Thursday (28 July) at the Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 12.30am BST (29 July). Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 2 and 2 HD.


Arsenal continue their preparations for the upcoming campaign with their second pre-season game against the MLS All Stars in San Jose. It will be the first of their two clashes in the United States, with a game against Chivaas de Guadalajara to follow.

The Gunners drew 1-1 in their first pre-season fixture against RC Lens with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the score sheet for the north London club. Arsene Wenger does have more first-team players at his disposal for the upcoming game and will be keen on give everyone a run out. Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere are likely to play some part of the game, while Santi Cazorla could also feature.

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi is likely to start when Arsenal take on the MLS All Stars on Thursday Getty

Per Mertesacker suffered a knee injury during the draw in France and has been ruled out for at least a few months, which leaves Calum Chambers and summer signing Rob Holding as the only centre-backs at the manager's disposal.

The MLS All Stars includes American players and former Europe-based players and with the MLS season having already started they will be much ahead on the fitness front during the game. The north London club will come against former foe Didier Drogba, who is likely to lead the line along with David Villa, while Kaka and Andrea Pirlo will start in midfield.

Team news


Possible XI: Martinez; Debuchy, Chambers, Monreal, Gibbs; Xhaka, Wilshere; Chamberlain, Iwobi, Reine-Adelaide; Walcott.

MLS All Stars

Possible XI: David Bingham; Matt Besler, Laurent Ciman, Keegan Rosenberry; Kaká, Darlington Nagbe, Andrea Pirlo, Giovani dos Santos; Didier Drogba, Clint Dempsey, David Villa.