Premier League

Arsenal & Chelsea to play pre-season matches in United States this summer

Lizzy Becherano
Arsenal and Chelsea are heading to the States
Arsenal and Chelsea are heading to the States / Tom Jenkins/GettyImages

Premier League clubs Chelsea and Arsenal are headed to the United States this summer as part of preparations for the 2022/23 season. 

The two English sides will meet stateside when playing in the Florida Cup this summer in Orlando. The match is set to take place on July 23 at Camping World Stadium as part of the FC Series, an “expansion” of the Florida Cup that will bring European giants to the United States. 

Chelsea will also be playing three games as part of the FC Series earlier in July.

Additionally, the Gunners will play Major League Soccer team Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium. 

“We’re very pleased to see our pre-season plans taking shape with the announcement of our trip to the United States to take part in the FC Series,” said Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

"It’s been a long time since we’ve seen our fans in the US and we’re looking forward to playing in front of them. We’ll be playing some good sides that will provide strong opposition and the training and matchday facilities in Orlando will provide a first-class environment for our preparations for next season.”

Tickets will go on sale April 28.