Arsenal pre-season 2023/24: Fixtures and schedule

  • Arsenal face Man Utd and Barcelona in US
  • New signings Rice, Havertz and Timber included in touring squad
  • Gunners also take on MLS All-Stars in Washington DC
Summer arrival Declan Rice has featured in pre-season
Summer arrival Declan Rice has featured in pre-season / STEFANI REYNOLDS/GettyImages

Having reached new heights in the Premier League in 2022/23, Arsenal will soon start their preparations for the new campaign with a pre-season tour to get ready for 2023/24.

After exceeding expectations and then some last time out, a huge summer beckons for Mikel Arteta, whose side will now be expected to build on the strong foundations that almost culminated in Premier League glory.

The club have major ambitions in the transfer market and the Arsenal squad already looks a lot different thanks to the arrivals of fresh talent.

Here's what we know about Arsenal's pre-season plans.

Where are Arsenal going for 2023/24 pre-season?

Arsenal FC v MLS All-Stars - 2023 MLS All-Star Game
Arsenal thrashed the MLS All-Stars / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

Arsenal began their pre-season spell with a 1-1 draw with Nurnberg in Germany, Bukayo Saka the Gunners' strike early on. They then jetted over to the Untied States, first thrashing an MLS All-Stars coached by Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney in Washington D.C.

Strikes from Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard had Arsenal 2-0 up midway through the first half and a penalty from Jorginho coupled with late efforts from Gabriel Martinelli and Kai Havertz saw Mikel Arteta's side win 5-0.

The Gunners then travelled to New Jersey to face English rivals Manchester United for the first time on American soil. A fiery affair was settled by strikes from Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho, the Red Devils winning 2-0.

Their tour concludes on the opposite side of the country in Los Angeles as they face La Liga champions Barcelona at the SoFi Stadium, home of Stan Kroenke's Rams.

The club's busy summer schedule continues back home upon their return as they face AS Monaco in the first-ever midweek Emirates Cup clash. Arsenal's inclusion in the 2023 Community Shield forced the rescheduling. Arteta's men face Manchester City in the unofficial new season curtain raiser at Wembley a week before their Premier League campaign gets underway.

Arsenal pre-season 2023/24 confirmed schedule

All times BST.

Date / Kick-off Time



13/07/23 / 18:00

Nurnberg 1-1 Arsenal

Max-Morlock-Stadion, Nuremburg

20/07/23 / 01:30

MLS All-Stars 0-5 Arsenal

Audi Field, Washington DC

22/07/23 / 22:00

Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

MetLife Stadium, New York

27/07/23 / 03:30

Arsenal vs Barcelona

SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles

02/08/23 / 18:00

Arsenal vs AS Monaco

Emirates Stadium

06/08/23 / 16:00

Arsenal vs Man City

Wembley Stadium

Arsenal pre-season 2023/24 squad

Arsenal confirmed their pre-season squad for their trip to the United States upon the plane's departure.

Most first team stars are included as well as new signings Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and Kai Havertz. Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe are expected to join up with the team soon.




Karl Hein, Aaron Ramsdale, Alex Runarsson


Rob Holding, Jakub Kiwior, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, Kieran Tierney, Jurrien Timber, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Auston Trusty, Ben White, Oleksandr Zinchenko


Mohamed Elneny, Kai Havertz, Jorginho, Martin Odegaard, Declan Rice, Fabio Vieira


Folarin Balogun, Amario Cozier-Duberry, Gabriel Jesus, Marquinhos, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard

How to watch Arsenal pre-season 2023/24

As is the case for almost every big club in football now, all of Arsenal's pre-season friendlies are expected to be televised live on and their official app with a subscription.