The A-League giants will take on the Premier League powerhouse in a pre-season friendly match in Sydney in July 2017 and Barlow was quick to express his pride at the Gunners selecting the Sky Blues as their opponent.
"This announcement is a major coup for Sydney FC and for Australian sport.
"It demonstrates once again that when the world's biggest and best football clubs come to Australia, it's Sydney FC they want to play.
"This game follows our hugely successful games against Chelsea and Tottenham earlier this year and is a continuation of the strong relationship we have built with Destination NSW and ANZ Stadium.
The match will run in conjunction with a new strategic partnership between Arsenal FC and the New South Wales Government.
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