Arsenal will compete in Japan's Saitama City Cup

Arsenal will compete in this summer’s Saitama City Cup, as the finale to the pre-season tour of Asia.

The match in Japan against Urawa Reds will be played on Friday, July 26 (kick-off time tbc) at Saitama Stadium and completes the Gunners’ schedule in the country after the previously announced fixture against Nagoya Grampus on Monday, July 22.

The Saitama City Cup celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer, with previous clubs to have competed including Barcelona, Manchester United and Inter Milan. Managed by former player Mihailo Petrovic, the Urawa Reds were formed in 1950 and play in Japan’s football league, J-League Division 1.

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