The north London club have been making progress on the pitch with a string of encouraging results and performances. This may comfort fans who have been concerned by their team off the pitch, with the Gunners slow out of the blocks in the transfer window despite being linked to several names across Europe.
For Real Madrid, the game may prove a nice distraction from their own issues off the field, with the Zinedine Zidane and Gareth Bale saga continuing to dominate the headlines. The latest chapter in this battle has seen Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, brand the Madrid manager a ‘disgrace’ for his treatment of the Welshman, who is expected to leave the club this summer.
Check out 90min’s preview for Wednesday’s friend below.
Where to Watch
|When is Kick Off?||Wednesday 24th July|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||00.00 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||FedExField|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Premier Sports 1|
Unai Emery is expected to field a more experienced side following the youthful team which comfortably overcame Fiorentina, but he will be missing midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira amongst others after their heavy international schedule.
Hector Bellerin is with the squad in America but will likely not feature as he continues to recover from his ruptured cruciate ligament. Laurent Koscielny is still at home after his high-profile bust-up with the management as he looks set to leave the Emirates.
|Real Madrid||Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Isco, Kroos, Modric; Junior, Benzema, Hazrd|
|Arsenal||Leno; Maitland-Niles,Sokratis, Chambers, Monreal; Xhaka, Olayinka; Aubameyang, Ozil, Saka; Lacazette|
Head to Head Record
Real Madrid and Arsenal haven’t met since their two-legged affair in the Champions League in 2006, where Arsenal dumped the Spanish giants out the competition on their way to the final. Those two games remain the only competitive meetings between the clubs.
Eden Hazard may have earned his dream move to Real Madrid this summer, but the former Chelsea Hero & Legend’s debut ended with a nightmare result in Houston, Texas. #CFC
Full Time: Bayern 3-1 Real Madrid pic.twitter.com/38t0NipSvb
— Mwas Mchelsea ™ (@MwasMchelsea) July 21, 2019
|Bayern Munich 3-1 Real Madrid (21/7)||Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina (21/7)|
|Real Madrid 0-2 Real Betis (19/5)||Arsenal 2-1 Bayern Munich (18/7)|
|Real Sociedad 3-1 Real Madrid (12/5)||Colorado 0-3 Arsenal (16/7)|
|Real Madrid 3-2 Villarreal (5/5)||Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal (29/5)|
|Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Real Madrid (28/4)||Burnley 1-3 Arsenal (12/5)|
Expect goals and entertainment. There should be enough talent in both teams to serve up a spectacle.
Prediction: Real Madrid 2-2 Arsenal