City to face Arsenal in 'Supermatchen' friendly
- 03 June 2016 14:32
- Posted by @MCFC
Manchester City will complete their preparations for the 2016/17 season with a friendly against Premier League rivals Arsenal.
The match will take place in Sweden, on Sunday 7 August, at the Ullevi Stadium in what will be the conclusion of Pep Guardiola’s first pre-season.
Taking place one week before the start of the new Premier League campaign, City travel to Gothenburg for the first time to take part in the Supermatchen, which returns after a two year break.
The friendly follows the Blues’ tour of China and offers Guardiola one last chance to finalise his plans ahead of the new season, when City will once again compete for silverware on four fronts.
This will be the first all-English Supermatchen and City Football Group chief commercial officer, Tom Glick, is pleased the Club have the opportunity to participate in the landmark fixture.
He said: “Everyone at Manchester City is delighted to be taking part in the Supermatchen, which will provide the team with valuable preparation for the season ahead and allow us to further engage with our fans in Sweden.
“This match marks the team’s first visit to Gothenburg so we’re looking forward to connecting with our local fans both on and off the pitch.”
City’s last friendly against the Gunners also took place on foreign soil and a repeat result would be a welcome bonus ahead of the new season.
That day, goals from Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure handed City a 2-0 victory in front fans at China’s Bird’s Nest Stadium.
Tickets for the match will go on sale at 9am on Friday 10 June. Click here for ticket details.